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Welcome to Nebraska VR

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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

2024 – 2027 COMBINED STATE PLAN FOR NEBRASKA’S WORKFORCE SYSTEM: Draft available for public comment

PUBLIC HEARING: January 31, 2024, 500 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

The Nebraska Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor and the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired have published this draft of the 2024 - 2027 Combined State Plan for Nebraska’s Workforce System, in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Public comment on the draft is requested during the 30-day period beginning January 16, 2024 and ending February 15, 2024. The plan is accessible online at http://tinyurl.com/NEstateplan24-27.

Comments on the draft plan may be submitted by email to ndol.wioa_policy@nebraska.gov or by US mail sent to: State WIOA Team, Reemployment Services Division, Nebraska Department of Labor, 550 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Comments on the draft plan may also be provided in person during a public hearing, which will be held at 10am CST on January 31, 2024 at 500 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. The hearing will be broadcasted simultaneously at the following Nebraska VR locations:

  • Kearney – 315 West 60th Street, Suite 400
  • Lincoln – 500 South 84th Street
  • Omaha – 1313 Farnam on the Mall
  • Scottsbluff – 505A Broadway, Suite 500

Also, the hearing will be held via Zoom meeting. You can attend the Zoom meeting using this link: https://educationne.zoom.us/j/99316972370.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program TDD: 800.833.7352. If accommodations are needed for the public hearing, please contact Cinda Wacker at cinda.wacker@nebraska.gov at least three (3) days prior to the hearing.


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.

Go to Request for Proposal for Agency Processed Services.


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.

For more information:


State Plan

Combined State Plan for Nebraska's Workforce System


Web Resources

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Nebraska Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin or genetic information in its education programs, administration, policies, employment or other agency programs.

Watch Pathway to Employment Video Series

The Pathway to Employment Video Series is designed to de-mystify the many services provided to clients and businesses while highlighting the innovation that is the culture of Nebraska VR. While certainly each story is either one of progress towards an employment goal or a client's employment goal success, they are also stories about the important role played by staff members, businesses, ATP, Easter Seals, Project SEARCH, and others. Go to: vr.nebraska.gov/videos/

Our Mission

We help people with disabilities, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment while helping businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.

Contact Us

Nebraska VR
Nebraska Department of Education
Address: P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone: 402-471-3644
Toll Free: 877-637-3422 or 877-NE-REHAB
FAX: 402-471-0788
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