DEED purchases community resources on behalf of Minnesotans with disabilities in the VR program so that they may achieve their goals for competitive, integrated employment and career development. The P/T Contracts facilitate the purchase of these services.
Placement and retention services are intended for individuals who require assistance to prepare for, secure, retain, advance in or regain competitive integrated employment consistent with their unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.
Contact information for Community Partners and vendors.
The VR program receives 74.05 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2019, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $41,796,129. The remaining 25.5 percent of the costs ($14,300,000) were funded by Minnesota state appropriations.