State certification ensures that all providers of ongoing employment support services meet minimum requirements for extended employment program funding. In state fiscal year (SFY) 2019, certification and funding applications have been combined into one application form.
State certification requirements govern the operation of extended employment providers or rehabilitation facilities engaged in or seeking to engage in an extended employment program.
Any city, town, county, nonprofit corporation, or any combination thereof, may apply to the commissioner for assistance in establishing or operating a community rehabilitation facility.
SFY 2020 Application
See our Grantees page for information on how to apply for and operate grants.
Compliance Audit Standards
For the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
There are standards and rules that must be used by independent auditors conducting compliance examinations of extended employment services provided and reported under contracts with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). These standards also apply to organizations that, with the permission of DEED, subcontract with contractors of DEED for extended employment services. Minnesota Rules Chapter 3300. On March 4, 2019, the state rules governing the Extended Employment program were revised and adopted. For SFY 2019, the audit standards remain unchanged from previous years.
Compliance Audit Forms and Documents
The following Compliance Audit documents are available for download. Select from the links below.
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.