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k. 1. The number of individuals in the State who are eligible for services

Current Narrative:

Annual Estimates

Number of Individuals in the State Who are Eligible for Services under this State Plan

From October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021, the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) anticipates that approximately 49,185 Floridians will be eligible for VR services.

Annual Estimates of Individuals to be Served and Cost of Services with Funds Provided Under Part B of Title I and Part B of Title VI of the Act

From October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) anticipates a workload of 49,185 individuals. Because of limited resources, VR has determined that vocational rehabilitation services cannot be provided to all individuals with disabilities in the state who apply for services. The following projections for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-21 are based on case management and budget projection models.

The projected number of eligible individuals to receive vocational rehabilitation services by priority category and cost of services per category are as follows:

Figure 9.05
Projected Number of Eligible Individuals to Receive VR Services

Priority Category Projected Number Served Projected Service Cost
Category 1 28,643 $54,485,158
Category 2 19,752  $37,572,560
Category 3 790 $1,502,750
Total 49,185 $93,560,468

The estimated number of customers to be served in Supported Employment (Part B of Title VI of the Act) is 10,618.

Total projected costs for IPE services are $93,560,468. Additionally, the cost for assessment services is projected at $23,229,531. Total projected revenue needed for IPE and assessment services for FFY 2019 is $ $116,790,000. The revenue available for IPE and assessment services is estimated to be $137.4 million.

Some expenditures associated with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) initiatives such as pre-employment transition services and Job Retention Services (discretionary services under Order of Selection) have not been factored into these projections. Until these costs are fully realized and included into service and cost projections, VR will continue its current management of waitlist categories under Order of Selection.