As of 10/1/2017, this manual has been retired. For current policies, procedures, and standards for the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Division, please refer to the following manuals:

In this manual, references to DARS now refer to TWC. The manual includes both links to public content and links to content available only to staff.

Chapter 28: Services to Groups of Individuals

28.1 Overview

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, authorizes the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to groups of individuals. DBS may establish contracts or grants to public or private, profit or nonprofit entities, including rehabilitation facilities to:

For example, the DBS could establish grants to lighthouses for provision of independent living instruction which would be available to any person who is blind.

28.2 Guidelines

While services to groups of individuals are intended to primarily benefit groups of individuals served in the Vocational Rehabilitation program, they are not restricted to that group. Thus, these services do not require an IPE entry.