The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Case Management Contracts allows OOD to form partnerships and establish cooperative agreements that will generate new, high-quality VR programs, expand services to people with significant disabilities and maximize federal match funding for Ohio. Through VR Contracts Partnerships, local government entities can partner with OOD to provide VR services in their areas.
Every dollar the agency receives in state or local funding generates $3.69 in federal money for VR services to people with disabilities. The federal money generated through VR Case Management Contracts must be spent in the jurisdictions of grant recipients. Federal funds generated from state dollars are used statewide.
VR Case Management Contracts allow OOD to maintain services and keep needed federal dollars in Ohio while allowing local partners to expand services. Here is the VR Case Management Contracts Map that identifies the participating counties.