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k. 4. The cost of services for the number of individuals estimated to be eligible for services. If under an order of selection, identify the cost of services for each priority category.

Current Narrative:

The tables below provide the FFY20 and FFY21 projected budget for the Indiana VR program, with a breakdown by source of funding.

Annual Budget

Funding Source Client services Pre-employment transition services *Administration/ other  
Title I VR 36,550,000 9,500,000 32,000,000  
Title VI Part B SE 350,000      
Program Income 1,500,000      
TOTAL 38,400,000 9,500,000 32,000,000 79,900,000

*Administration includes personnel including 186 VR Counselors delivering counseling and guidance and other direct services, leasing, equipment, training, travel, IT, contractual expenses including establishment projects for 40 providers to improve employment service provision through increased training and staff capacity, and related. Any increase in staffing will increase administration expenses.

VR estimates annual client services costs for Title I at $36.55 million for FFY20 and FFY21.

VR estimates that 14,000 eligible individuals will be served annually over the next two years, at a cost of $38.4M, using all available funding sources (Title I, Supported Employment, and Program Income). While VR participants may be funded through a combination of funding sources (e.g. Title I, Supported Employment, program income), Title I funds are sufficient to serve an estimated 13,326 individuals, Title VI Part B funds are sufficient to serve an estimated 128 individuals, and program income funds are estimated to be sufficient to serve 546 individuals.

For FFY 2020 and FFY21, VR estimates an annual budget of $79.9M, which includes Title I, Supported Employment, and program income. As outlined in the paragraph above, $38.4M is budgeted for client services. Additionally, $9.5M is earmarked for Pre-Employment Transition Services, and $32M is budgeted for administrative and all other expenses (including establishment project funds, personnel, leases, staff travel, staff equipment, training, IT system costs, etc.). The total projected available funds of $79.9K is comprised of three funding sources: Title I, Supported Employment, and program income. Projected available Supported Employment funding is approximately $350,000, and projected program income is approximately $1.5M. The balance, $78.05M is estimated to be funded through Title I VR funds.

The projected annual average cost per individual receiving services under an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) and total projected costs for client services by disability priority category for FFY20 and FFY21 is outlined in the table below.

Disability priority category Projected Number to be Served % of Total Projected Number of Rehabilitations Average Cost per individual Projected Costs
1)  Most Significant Disability (MSD) 11600 83% 5000 $2,780 $32.3 M
2)  Significant Disability (SD)  *2300 16% 1150 $2,000 $4.6M
3)  Non-Significant Disability (NSD) *100 1% 75 $1,500 $1.5M
Total 14000   6225 **   $38.4M

*Individuals in all priority categories who had an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) in place prior to the implementation of the order of selection continued to receive services after the order was implemented.

** Average time to achieve successful rehabilitation is 18-24 months from IPE