Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

III. b. 5. C. Vocational Rehabilitation Program

In the case of a State that, under section 101(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Rehabilitation Act designates a State agency to administer the part of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan under which VR services are provided for individuals who are blind, describe the process and the factors used by the State to determine the distribution of funds among the two VR agencies in the State.

Current Narrative:

Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation

In Florida, vocational rehabilitation services are delivered by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Division of Blind Services (FDBS), both of which are administratively housed in the Florida Department of Education. Based on a mutual letter of understanding, Florida’s federal grant funding for vocational rehabilitation services is allocated as follows: 83 percent of grant funding is allocated to VR and 17 percent of grant funding is allocated to FDBS.