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 77.08 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2018, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $40,547,362. The remaining 22.92 percent of the costs ($14,300,000) were funded by Minnesota state appropriations.