State of Maine 2017 Supplemental and 2018-2019 Biennial Budget Briefing


State Policies & Initiatives: 

~~“Major requests for General Funds and staffing are in the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, where additional monies and staff will minimize the potential of having to waitlist people with disabilities who want to be employed. Initiatives include:
• Two Rehabilitation Counselors costing approximately $150,000 in 2018 and 2019 to fund a comprehensive program including such providers like Jobs for Maine’s Graduates to increase employment engagement outreach for youth with disabilities by 33 percent (from 3,000 students to 4,000).
$390,000 in 2019 for Vocational Rehabilitation to minimize the potential of creating a waitlist for people with significant disabilities who want to work;”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
  • : State of Maine
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