The federal Rehabilitation Act provides the primary legislative authorization for our programs and services. A large framework made up of several federal and state policies, rules and regulations also provides a governing structure for our work.
Subminimum wage (less than the federal minimum wage) is allowable when an employment or day service provider holds a special 14(c) certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The VR program receives 81.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2022, the total amount of grant funds is $53,031,304, which included $8,158,000 in reallotment funds. The required state match for these funds is $14,299,905 (18.3 percent). The state of Minnesota has appropriated $14.3 million to meet the matching requirement.