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NC DIVISION OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION


Section:

S

Title:

Services to Groups

Current Effective Date:

09/09

Revision History:

Issued 06/99; 04/08


Formerly From: Policy Manual

I. ESTABLISHMENT PROJECTS

Authority - The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 103(b)(2), as amended, authorizes the use of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) funds to support the establishment, development, or improvement of a public or other non-profit Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) that is used to provide services that promote integration and competitive employment.

Policy - Consistent with the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, the Division of Services for the Blind (DSB) will exercise its authority to award funds in support of establishment projects annually and will adhere to the procedure outlined below in determining and in making project funding selections.

Procedure - The following procedure and time frames shall be used in the determination of need for, and awarding of, establishment project funds:

II. OTHER SERVICES TO GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS

Consistent with the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, the Agency may provide services under its Services to Groups of Individuals authority if it is determined by Agency management that a requested service will substantially contribute to the rehabilitation of a group of individuals, but where the service is not related directly to the Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) (On-Line DSB-4005b-VR Individual Plan for Employment with instructions) of a single individual.

Consistent with the obstacles most often experienced by people who are blind and visually impaired in preparing for an obtaining employment, services most likely to receive funding by the Agency under the Services to Groups of Individuals authority include:

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