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Disability Councils and Committees

These councils are appointed by the governor to provide guidance and oversight to Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

State Rehabilitation Council

The council helps guide decisions about the state's vocational rehabilitation services programs.

Statewide Independent Living Council

The council provides guidance with independent living services to people with disabilities.

Community Partnership Committee

The committee provides strategic advice to our vocational rehabilitation services programs.

Other State Councils

These councils help set the direction of programs to assist people who are blind and disabled.

The VR program receives 74.9 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2020, the total amount of grant funds is $42,740,250. The required state match for these funds is $11,514,652. The state of Minnesota has appropriated $14.3 million - 25.1 percent of the total - to exceed the matching requirement.

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