AbilityOne – The AbilityOne® Program is among the nation's largest sources of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. The Program is administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, the operating name for the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Through a national network of more than 550 nonprofit agencies, the program provides the Federal Government with products and services at fair market prices. The procurement of these products and services results in employment of more than 45,000 individuals.
SourceAmerica – SourceAmerica connects federal contract work to a valued national network of nonprofits who create job opportunities for people with disabilities. SourceAmerica also advocates for a more inclusive workforce—where barriers to employment are a thing of the past. We point job seekers toward meaningful work through our nonprofit network.
RSA - Rehabilitation Services Administration a branch of the US Department of Education
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services. RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.
WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, legislation enacted in 2014 and finalized through the promulgation of 5 regulations in 2016 (1538 pages of easy reading)
VR - state vocational rehabilitation agencies - Michigan has two state VR agencies
MRS - Michigan Rehabilitation Services Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities.
BSBP - Bureau of Services for Blind Persons The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) believes in the capacity of people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment and independence. BSBP provides training and other services that empower people to achieve their individual goals.
State and Federal Programs and Departments