Any person who has a disability can apply for VR services. Once you have decided that VR is right for you, and that you want to keep or start working, complete this referral form. Then mail or turn in at the office near you.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) State Plan is VR’s contract with the federal government explaining how VR helps people with disabilities find employment. The RSA State Plan is submitted to RSA each year to obtain federal funding for providing services to VR customers.
2015 State Plan Updates and Attachment Descriptions Large Print (Word)
2014-2016 Vocational Rehabilitation Strategic Plan
The VR Strategic Plan is the guiding plan used to manage VR’s day-to-day operations. Using the RSA State Plan as its guide, the VR Strategic Plan is updated yearly to help VR stay on track with its vision and mission. Each year, objectives that have become part of the normal operations of the agency are moved off the list to make way for new objectives that will keep VR moving in a positive direction.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified Plan
In Florida, WIOA services are provided in partnership by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Department of Education’s Vocational Rehabilitation, Career and Adult Education and Blind Services divisions. The Unified State Plan for Employment Services describes how these entities will work together to prepare potential employees for the workforce and fulfill the needs of employers.
WIOA requires VR agencies to assess the rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities within their state. The Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) is completed in partnership with the FRC every three years. The results of the CSNA shape agency and program planning. Questions or comments, email VRPlan@vr.fldoe.org.
2018-19 Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment Report Large Print (Word)
The Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an equal opportunity employer. It is against the law for VR as a recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate against any individual in the United States on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. The application process used by VR to determine eligibility for services, any subsequent services and the entire VR process are subject to these non-discrimination requirements. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. VR program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For the 2021 Federal fiscal year, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $176,836,896. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($47,860,557) were funded by Florida State Appropriations. Revised October 2021.