Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)

In part to provide comprehensive services to Maine Citizens with disabilities, BRS recognizes the importance to collaborate with other public and private organizations. These MOU's identify such agreements.

Name Description Date PDF Version with Signatures
Penobscot Job Corps Academy and Loring Job Corps Center DVR and the job corps centers agreement to support the needs of young people with disabilities who are seeking an alternative educational option and who desire an affiliation with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2015 / 06 PDF - Penobscot Job Corps Academy and Loring Job Corps Center
DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) BRS and OADS agreement to implement an aligned service delivery system that promotes evidence-based practices.  It contains information about policies and processes that pertain to maintaining and enhancing the relationship between these two entities.  2014 / 06 PDF - DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS)
DHHS Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) BRS and SAMHS agreement to to implement an aligned service delivery system that promotes evidence-based practices. It contains information about policies and processes that pertain to maintaining and enhancing the relationship between these two entities.
2013 / 08 PDF - DHHS Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS)
Maine Worker's Compensation Board DVR and the WCB's commitment to work together to improve services and employment outcomes for individuals who, as a result of injury are in need of vocational rehabilitation services to return to employment. 2012 / 11 PDF - Maine Worker's Compensation Board
Tri County Workforce Investment Board and One-Stop Partners Resulting from the Workforce Investment Act, parties to this agreement will work as partners to ensure that all youth, job seekers, workers, and employers will be served comprehensively, in a seamless system, which addresses their needs, merges common services across programs, and minimizes duplication.
2011 / 06 PDF - Tri County Workforce Investment Board and One-Stop Partners
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians for the Wabanaki Vocational Rehabilitation Program MOU that represents the cooperation, coordination and collaboration required to create a joint effort within Maine’s rehabilitation community to increase vocational opportunities for American Indians in Maine with disabilities.
2015 / 07 PDF - Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians for the Wabanaki Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Coastal Counties Workforce Board and One-Stop Partners Resulting from the Workforce Investment Act, parties to this agreement will work as partners to ensure that all youth, job seekers, workers, and employers will be served comprehensively, in a seamless system, which addresses their needs, merges common services across programs, and minimizes duplication.
2014 / 07 Coastal Counties Workforce Board and One-Stop Partners
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services BRS and VA-VR & E commitment to cooperate together to meet the needs of veterans with disabilities. Through the efforts outlined in this agreement, BRS and VA-VR & E will strive to minimize duplication of services, improve information sharing and referral, and coordinate activities in accordance with all applicable statutes and regulations.
2011 PDF - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services
Maine Department of Education, Special Services, Career and Technical Education and Adult education BRS and DOE agreement to cooperate to meet the needs of students with disabilities and in particular to better coordinate the process of student transition.
2018 / 06  
Financial Aid Administrators The purpose of this MOU is to "coordinate post secondary financial assistance for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired students, to improve services delivery, and to use program funds properly within Federal and state guidelines."
2000  
The University of Maine System The purpose of this Memorandum is to formalize an agreement with the Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and the University of Maine System regarding their responsibilities to individuals with disabilities who are joint clients of the vocational rehabilitation programs and students enrolled in the University of Maine System. 2000  
Joint Procedural Directive with DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services concerning Employment Services and Long Term Support This procedural directive provides updates on the status of services in both organizations, as well as information on the joint long-term employment-support process that are in place to support people served by the respective departments.  2014 / 10 PDF - Joint Procedural Directive with DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services concerning Employment Services and Long Term Support
National Telecommuting Institute, Inc To be used as an aid to staff in DBVI and DVR. Contains information about policies and processes that pertain to maintaining and enhancing the relationship between BRS and NTI. 2014 / 02 PDF - National Telecommuting Institute, Inc.
Bureau of Employment Services (BES) - Ticket to Work Establishes the basis for coordination of vocational rehabilitation and employment and training services under the Ticket to Work Program between BRS and BES. 2014 / 07 PDF - Bureau of Employment Services (BES) - Ticket to Work
DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services Funding Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Services These funds are designated to expand the capacity of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program at Maine Medical Center's Department of Vocational Services to reach Social Security Administration beneficiaries throughout the state as part of a comprehensive benefits counseling system. 2014 / 06 DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services Funding Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Services

 

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