Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:

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    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • o. State's Strategies

      Describe the required strategies and how the agency will use these strategies to achieve its goals and priorities, support innovation and expansion activities, and overcome any barriers to accessing the VR and the Supported Employment programs (See sections 101(a)(15)(D) and (18)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act and section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA)):

o. 6. Strategies to improve the performance of the State with respect to the performance accountability measures under section 116 of WIOA

Current Narrative:

The FDBS uses AWARE to collect and track data on performance accountability measures, including the MSGs. The FDBS designed the strategies and activities outlined in the strategic plan to affect performance accountability measures either directly or indirectly. Each strategy has multiple activities attached to improve outcomes. The following is a summary of these strategies.

  • Coordinate and secure high-quality training, education, work experiences, and partnerships that create opportunities for blind and visually impaired Floridians to obtain and maintain independence, post-secondary education credentials, and successful employment outcomes. 
  • Create a comprehensive service delivery system that fosters accessibility and provides positive experiences for blind and visually impaired Floridians enabling them to matriculate from school/training to work.
  • Improve outreach methods to reach more consumers, advocates, providers, employers, and other stakeholders. 
  • Assist blind and visually impaired Floridians with obtaining, maintaining, and advancing in competitive integrated employment.
  • Create an accountable and exemplary division workforce that ensures high-quality services.