Other State Councils
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind (SRC-B)
The State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind is mandated by both state and federal law. The council gives advice and recommendations to the State Services for the Blind about its products and services. Visit the SRC-B website.
Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council)
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks to assure that persons with developmental disabilities receive the necessary support to achieve increased independence, self determination, productivity, and integration into the community. Visit the DD Council website.
Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD)
The Minnesota State Council on Disability advises the governor, state agencies, state legislature, and the public on disability issues and advocates for policies and programs in the public and private sectors that advance the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities. Visit the MSCOD website.
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.