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State Plan

Why does DVR do a State Plan?

The State Plan is required by the Rehabilitation Act and is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, 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 strives to make the State Plan a living document, part of the ongoing dialogue and strategic partnership between DVR and its stakeholders. As a living document, the State Plan guides our collective efforts to meet our customers' needs and improve the vocational outcomes of Washingtonians living with disabilities.

What is contained in the DVR State Plan?

The State Plan is made up of a series of attachments which describe DVR's goals, priorities, strategies, and other activities. The 2014 State Plan update is in effect from October 2013 through September 2014 and will be updated annually.

Below are the sections that make up DVR’s current 2014 State Plan.

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State Plan Update with Proposed Changes
State Plan single document (pdf)

State Plan Components 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)
Statewide Needs Assessment (pdf) – Results of Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation Needs of Individuals with Disabilities and Need to Establish, Develop, or Improve Community Rehabilitation Programs
Annual Estimates of Individuals to Be Served and Costs of Services (pdf)
Evaluating FY 2012 (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 the 2014 State Plan
2014 State Plan Requirements