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Contracted Services

DEED-VRS purchases services for individuals in the VR program through P/T Contracts. More information about the services VRS purchases can be found on this page.

Performance Based Agreement (PBA)

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.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

WIOA requires DEED-VRS to reserve 15% of its funding (approximately $6.5 million per year) to provide Pre-Employment Services to students with disabilities.

Customized Employment

Materials from past webinars.

Other General Services

Service definitions and changes to services.

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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