The purpose of this program is to assist tribal governments to develop or to increase their capacity to provide a program of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, in a culturally relevant manner, to American Indians with disabilities residing on or near Federal or state reservations. The program's goal is to enable these individuals, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choice, to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment and may include native healing services.
Who may apply: The governing body of an Indian tribe or consortia of such governing bodies located on federal and state reservations
Who benefits: American Indians with disabilities residing on or near federal or state reservations
To apply for assistance, contact your tribe's or village's vocational rehabilitation coordinator.