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October 5, 2021: VRS Community Partner + VRS Staff Forum
DEED-VRS is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) from VRS Community Partners with a VRS Professional and Technical (P/T) Contract to provide Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), Job Placement, and Job Coaching services for students with disabilities participating in the Project SEARCH programs at the following sites:
Questions should be emailed to Alyssa Klein, VRS Transition and Pre-Employment Transition Coordinator: email@example.com.
Letters of Interest must be emailed to Alyssa Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
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.