- Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Blind)
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan  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:
 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. State's Strategies
o. 3. The outreach procedures that will be used to identify and serve individuals with disabilities who are minorities, including those with the most significant disabilities, as well as those who have been unserved or underserved by the VR program
Tribal VR (Nez Perce Tribe, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Shoshone/Bannock Tribe, and Shoshone/Paiute Tribe): ICBVI, along with IDVR entered into one collaborative cooperative agreement with three of the four federally funded Tribal VR programs in the state, while also maintaining a single cooperative agreement with the fourth Tribal VR program. These revised cooperative agreements include the WIOA requirements, specifically to include address transition services to students and youth with disabilities. This agreement will facilitate ICBVI’s engagement with the Native American Indian Tribes that reside within the State to identify methods to better communicate the mission, goals, purpose and programs of ICBVI, and to identify processes to better facilitate referrals into ICBVI programs as well as implementation and completion of programs for employment outcomes.
ICBVI will work collaboratively with Department of Labor and the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs to identify methods to better communicate the mission, goals, purpose and programs of ICBVI, and to identify processes to better facilitate referrals into ICBVI programs as well as implementation and completion of programs for employment outcomes. ICBVI will continue to collaborate with Department of Education to ensure that transition age students are made aware of ICBVI services and how to access them. This is occurring at a State level with ICBVI’s involvement in the Interagency Transition Council as well as regional level where the VR counselors are in direct communication with individual school staff. ICBVI will continue to strengthen its collaborative work with Idaho Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESDB).