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2015 State Plan Update

Why does DVR do a State Plan?

The State Plan is required by the Rehabilitation Act and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The State Plan is updated annually to guide the way we deliver vocational rehabilitation services to customers, ensure DVR fully complies with the Rehabilitation Act, and secure critical federal funding.

DVR will submit a 2015 State Plan Update to RSA no later than June 30, 2014. The updated plan will cover the time period October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

Why is the DVR State Plan important?

The State Plan is a living document which describes all of DVR's goals, priorities, partnerships, and activities. This living document represents the ongoing dialogue and strategic partnership between DVR and its stakeholders. DVR and its stakeholders utilize the State Plan as a road map for providing customers with high quality vocational rehabilitation services and promoting successful vocational outcomes for Washingtonians living with disabilities.

2015 State Plan Forums - Thank You Stakeholders

DVR would like to thank those who attended the State Plan Forums in Spokane, Lynnwood, and Lacey. These forums were an important opportunity for DVR to share its 2015 Draft State Plan with its stakeholders and gather feedback. The feedback collected at the forums has been presented to DVR senior leadership and integrated into the 2015 State Plan. An updated version of the Draft State Plan, with this incorporated feedback, will be presented to DVR senior leadership and the Washington State Rehabilitation Council on June 16th. Please monitor this space for further updates.

The 2015 Draft DVR State Plan?

Please monitor this space for the updated Draft State Plan which will contain feedback gathered at the State Plan Forums and input from the WSRC.

Phyllis Hansen

State Plan Summary of Attachments(pdf)

2015 State Plan Update with Proposed Changes
State’s Goals and Priorities (pdf)
Strategies to Meet Goals (pdf) – State’s Strategies and Use of Title I Funds for Innovation and Expansion Activities
State Rehabilitation Council Input (pdf) - Summary of Input and Recommendations of the State Rehabilitation Council; Response of the Designated State Unit; and Explanations for Rejection of Input or Recommendations
Partnerships (pdf) – Cooperation with Agencies that Are Not in the Statewide Workforce Investment System and with Other Entities
Coordination with Education Officials (pdf)
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (pdf)
Results of Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation Needs of Individuals with Disabilities and Need to Establish, Develop, or Improve Community Rehabilitation Programs (pdf)
Annual Estimates of Individuals to Be Served and Costs of Services (pdf)
Evaluating FY 2013 (pdf) – Evaluation and Report of Progress in Achieving Identified Goals and Priorities and Use Of Title I Funds for Innovation and Expansion Activities
Partnerships around Supported Employment (pdf) – Evidence of Collaboration Regarding Supported Employment Services and Extended Services
Cooperative Agreements with Private Nonprofit Organizations (pdf)
Part B Supported Employment (pdf) – Goals and Plans for Distribution of Title VI, Part B Funds
Quality, Scope and Extent of Supported Employment Services (pdf)

Federal Requirements for 2014 - 2015 State Plan
Federal Requirements for the 2014 - 2015 State Plan (pdf)

2014 Preliminary Report of Statewide Needs Assessment
Phase 1 (pdf)
Phase 2 (pdf)