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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:


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

e. Cooperative Agreements with Private Nonprofit Organizations

Describe the manner in which the designated State agency establishes cooperative agreements with private non-profit VR service providers.

Current Narrative:

ICBVI does not have cooperative agreements with private nonprofit service providers as we pay fee for service. 

ICBVI has a Policy and Service Provision Agreement with several Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRP) that is updated as requested by either party. This agreement includes:

  • Policies regarding the ICBVI authorization process and invoicing
  • Staffing of referrals
  • Dispute resolution
  • Billable services
  • Requirements for employment verification
  • Policies around the provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services

This agreement also includes the provision of services, which include:

  • All five of the required Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • In-house vocational evaluations
  • Community-based work evaluations
  • Job search assistance
  • Job readiness training
  • On the job supports - short term
  • On the job supports - supported employment