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.
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.