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NC Division of Vocational RehabilitationDVRS

N.C. State Plan

The N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is responsible for the general state vocational rehabilitation services program under Title I, part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is also responsible for the state supported-employment services program under title VI, part B of this same act.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 establishes the legal requirements of each state VR program in its provision of vocational rehabilitation services for its citizens. The act requires each state VR program to submit annually a state plan indicating how it will comply with the statutory provisions of the act, implementing regulations and the administrative requirements of the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

RSA has approved the 2015 State Plan for the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (PDF, 1.8 MB), effective October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

To go to a specific section of the document, click on the section’s entry in the table of contents. If you are a North Carolina resident and would like to submit comments on the current state plan for possible consideration in next year’s state plan, please e-mail your comments to:

In cooperation with the N.C. State Rehabilitation Council, NCDVRS conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (PDF, 1.7 MB) to help ensure that North Carolinians with disabilities are served effectively. The assessment must be conducted every three years and attempts specifically to address the vocational rehabilitation needs of individuals with the most significant disabilities or minority members or individuals with disabilities who have been unserved or underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program or who have been served through other components of the statewide workforce investment system. The assessment also seeks to determine the need to establish, develop or improve community rehabilitation programs in the state. Ready NC Connect NC