Welcome to the State Plan Committee December 14, 2006
What is the State Plan? In order for a State to run a Vocational Rehabilitation Services program (as authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended), the State must first develop a State Plan The State Plan demonstrates the States commitment to administer the Vocational Rehabilitation Program in compliance with federal statutory, regulatory and policy requirements.
What is the State Plan? The Plan also describes the planning and implementation activities related to providing Vocational Rehabilitation services in the State. The State Plan is a five year document fiscal years 2001-2006, that is amended on a yearly basis. This year a new plan was not developed, the plan was extended another year – only the attachments required to be updated annually were changed this year.
What is included in the Plan? The State Plan consists of a basic preprint that identifies the Federal statutory and/or regulatory requirements under which the Agency administers the program, and specific attachments which provide further description of the States plans, policies and activities relating to certain assurances identified within the preprint document.
What is included in the Plan? This years amendments to the state plan consist of three specific attachments which are attached for your reference. –Summary of Input and Recommendations of the State Rehabilitation Council; Response of the Designated State Unit; and Explanations for Rejection of Input or Recommendations: 4-02(c ) (required to be annually updated) –Comprehensive System of Personnel Development: 4-11(B) (required to be annually updated) –Assessments; Estimates; Goals and Priorities; Strategies; and Progress Reports: 4-12 (required to be annually updated)
SRCs Role in the State Plan Section 105(c) talks about the functions of the Council. Included in this section is the following: –The Council shall… In partnership with the designated state unit (DSU) Develop, agree to, and review State Goals and priorities in accordance w/section 101(1)(15)(c) Advise the DSU regarding the activities authorized under the title and assist in the preparation of the State plan & amendments to the plan, applications, reports, needs assessments, and evaluations required by this title
A closer look at the State Plan The Preprint –Standardized Template with statutory requirements of the program –Areas identified for state option Type of Agency, i.e., General, Blind, Combined Whether the state has a State Review Process Information about the state agency Information about the established SRC Local administration
A Closer look at the State Plan The Preprint –Additional Areas identified for state option Shared funding & administration of joint programs Waiver of statewidedness 3 rd party cooperative agreements involving funds Cooperative agreement w/recipients of grants for services to American Indians Fair Hearing Board Scope of VR services to groups Order of Selection
A Closer Look at the State Plan The Preprint –Additional Areas identified for state option Financial needs consideration
A Closer Look at the State Plan The Attachments –Required for all agencies: Attachment 4.9(c): Cooperation and Coordination with Other Agencies and Other Entities Attachment 4.11(b):Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Attachment 4.12 Assessments; Estimates; Goals and Priorities; Strategies; and Progress Reports Attachment 4.16(b)(2): Mediation and Impartial Due Process Hearing Procedures Attachment 7.3: Quality, Scope, and Extent of Supported Employment Services
A Closer Look at the State Plan The Attachments –Contingent on options selected X Attachment 4.2(c):Summary of Input and Recommendations of the State Rehabilitation Council; Response of the Designated State Unit; and Explanations for Rejection of Input or Recommendations __ Attachment 4.5: Local Administration __ Attachment 4.6(a)(3): Request for Waiver of Statewideness __ Attachment 4.7(b):Shared Funding & Administration of Joint Program Attachment 4.12(c)(2)(A): Order of Selection X Attachment 4.12(c)(2)(B):Explanation to Support the Decision Not to Establish an Order of Selection _X_ Attachment 6.9(c)(2): Services Subject to Financial Needs Test
State Plan Committees Goal & Objectives GOAL 2: In partnership w/ NHVR, develop, review, and approve the goals & priorities of NHVR. –Objective 2.1 Develop the State Plan –Objective 2.2 Develop and review an assessment of the rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities in NH
Questions and Comments Ella McAllister (603) 271-3803 or 1-800-299-1647 Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org