State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

​Under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), each State must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system.

The Combined State Plan is for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  The WIOA State Plans provide valuable information about the various investment, programs, and initiatives underway to serve jobseekers, students, and businesses across the country.

The public and workforce system stakeholders may view, download, or search the WIOA State Plans on the U.S. Department of Education website.

The Maryland Combined State Plan is posted below:

2016 STATE PLAN - WIOA - FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND.pdf2016 STATE PLAN - WIOA - FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND.pdf

JULY 2018 UPDATE

The Maryland WIOA Combined State Plan has been approved!  The State Plan will be available for viewing in July 2018 on U.S. Department of Education/RSA's website -
and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) website -
 

2019 Public Meetings

The Maryland State Rehabilitation Council (MSRC) and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) continually assess the rehabilitation and career needs of Maryland citizens with disabilities. As part of this assessment, DORS and the MSRC hold annual public meetings.
 
DORS and the MSRC will hold two public meetings in 2019: on July 10th at 10:00 AM and on July 11th at 4:40 PM. A call-in option was also available and American Sign Language interpreters were at the in-person meetings.
 
The agenda will include discussion of the 2019 Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation Needs of Individuals with Disabilities in Maryland​, the DORS budget and waiting list, and some program updates. More information is available in the Events section of our Facebook page​.

If you have questions about the Public Meetings, please contact DORS public affairs officer, Kimberlee Schultz at 410-554-9435 or kimberlee.schultz@maryland.gov

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Triennial Needs Assessment 2016

DORS and the Maryland State Rehabilitation Council (MSRC) continually assess the rehabilitation needs of Maryland citizens with disabilities, as part of its state and strategic planning process. DORS and the MSRC hold annual public meetings and conduct a triennial comprehensive needs assessment.  

The results of the Needs Assessment are available in this report: 2016 Maryland DORS Needs Assessment2016 Maryland DORS Needs Assessment.

2019 Needs Assessment​

DORS is working on the 2019 Needs Assessment. If you have questions about the 2019 Needs Assessment, or if you want to contribute information, please contact Brenda Isennock, at 410-554-9466 or email Brenda.Isennock@maryland.gov.