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Vocational Rehabilitation - Dept of Social and Health Services

RCW 74.29

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) program serves eligible individuals with all types of disabilities who want to work and need vocational rehabilitation services to overcome barriers to employment that result from a disability. Individuals are eligible for services if they have a physical, mental, or sensory disability that results in an impediment to employment and they require vocational rehabilitation services to gain or maintain employment. The services DVR provides are person centered and based on each individual’s strengths. DVR strives to achieve full employment for people with disabilities in career-focused positions providing competitive wages and benefits.

Agency Mission

To transform lives by creating pathways for self-sufficiency through meaningful counseling and vocational planning, community partnerships, increased job skills, and access to employment opportunities.
Request 164,654,000
Net change from current biennium 81,273,529 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 97.5% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 45,853,401 44,813,585 21,107,248 54,330,000 55,717,000
General Fund - State 14,680,197 17,250,506 209,132 26,998,000 27,609,000
State Agency Office Relocation Pool Account - Nonappropriated 44,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 1,012,000
Annual Total 61,589,598 62,064,091 21,316,380 81,328,000 83,326,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(16,274,802) (12.3%) (32,217,113) (27.9%) 81,273,529 97.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 308.8 304.0 303.5 320.0 320.1