We help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs.
We also help businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.
Through this "dual client" approach, we assist individuals with injuries, illness, or impairments achieve competitive employment and increased independence. We also assist business owners and employers through full service business consultation on a variety of business and disability-related areas.Read More
Request for Proposal for Summer Transition Programs
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) requests proposals for up to $49,000 for the development and implementation of innovative short-term programs to provide and focus on one (1) service of the Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities during the summer of 2024 (4/1/24-7/31/24) Nebraska VR intends to contract with qualified applicants for a period up to four (4) months to develop and implement Pre-Employment Transition Services for eligible and potentially eligible students with disabilities, aged 14-21 years old enrolled in school. Nebraska VR will award contracts based on Request for Proposals (RFP).
Request for Proposal for Agency Processed Services
The State of Nebraska (State), Nebraska Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) NDERFP230815 for the purpose of selecting a qualified Contractor to provide Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) to VR counselors, students with a disability, educators, and family members/caretakers that provide support to students with disabilities. FEAT was developed at the Beach Center on Disabilities at the University of Kansas in partnership with Families Together, Inc. https://beachcenter.lsi.ku.edu. The main goal of the FEAT training is to inform and increase the expectations for competitive integrated employment and provide information about local, state, and federal resources available. A more detailed description can be found in Section V. The resulting contract may not be an exclusive contract as the State reserves the right to contract for the same or similar services from other sources now or in the future.
Written Questions regarding the project are due no later than November 10, 2023.
Order of Selection
On May 3, 2021, Nebraska VR submitted to Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) an amended VR services portion of the Combined State Plan in an effort to formally open its Priority Group I - Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities.
RSA reviewed Nebraska VR's amended State Plan to ensure conformity with the Rehabilitation Act and vocational rehabilitation regulations and notified the agency the amendments to the VR services portion of the PY 2020 Combined State Plan were approved.
During the fall of 2021, Nebraska VR removed all individuals from the wait list for Priority Group 2 which resulted in approval from RSA to have Priority Groups 1 and 2 Open with no wait list.
Though Priority Group 3 is closed in accordance with the Nebraska Portion of the State Plan, VR has also cleared all individuals from this Priority Group resulting in no wait list.
In summary, and in accordance with the Nebraska VR portion of the State Plan the agency's Order of Selection (OOS) now involves:
- Priority Group 1: No wait list
- Priority Group 2: No wait list
- Priority Group 3: Closed - Any individuals added to the wait list are removed within one week.