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.pdf
JULY 2018 UPDATE
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 Assessment.
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The Vocational Rehabilitation program receives 78.7% of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal fiscal year 2018, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $44,234,054. The remaining 21.3% of the costs ($11,971,860) were funded by State appropriations.