Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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l. 1. Identify if the goals and priorities were jointly developed and agreed to by the State VR agency and the State Rehabilitation Council, if the State has a Council, and jointly agreed to any revisions

Current Narrative:

State Goals and Priorities

The Division and the Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind jointly developed the goals and strategies for the vocational rehabilitation and supported employment programs. These goals and priorities are based on the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), strategic plan, and requirements related to the performance standards and indicators. (See section 101(a)(15)(C) of the Act.) The Division developed the goals described below to ensure blind and visually-impaired Floridians have the tools, support, and opportunities to achieve success. Each goal includes strategies to assist the Division in providing equal access for clients, increasing the number of employers hiring clients, generating program awareness, and strengthening infrastructure. All goals and strategies were derived from stakeholder input, the DOE strategic plan, customer satisfaction surveys, and results of the CSNA.

The four goals supporting the Division’s vocational rehabilitation and supported employment programs are aligned with DOE’s strategic plan goals, but have specific strategies for these programs. These goals are 1) Highest Student Achievement, 2) Seamless Articulation and Maximum Access, 3) Skilled Workforce and Economic Development, and 4) Quality Efficient Services.