Declaration of Order of Selection

DECLARATION OF ORDER OF SELECTION FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

Whereas, on August 18, 1995, the Department of Rehabilitation (Department) first declared that the Department was under an Order of Selection for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and determined that no priority categories could then be served, and,

Whereas, on June 11, 2009, the Department's Director declared that projected resources were not adequate to serve all categories and that resources were adequate to serve individuals with the most significant disabilities, regardless of application date, as well as individuals with significant disabilities, who applied on or before June 30, 2010, and that both categories would be served effective July 1, 2009, and,

Whereas, on June 22, 2009, the Department was authorized to expend one time American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds to assist individuals with disabilities, especially those with the most significant disabilities, to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment; and to make an investment in the future to increase the capacity to generate outcomes, and,

Whereas, the Department has reviewed projected resources and projected costs for this next fiscal year, as provided by Title 9, California Code of Regulations, Sections 7052, and has determined that projected resources continue to be inadequate to meet all the projected costs of applicants and that projected resources remain sufficient only to continue to serve those individuals with the most significant disabilities, regardless of the application date; individuals with significant disabilities who apply on or before June 30, 2010, and, with ARRA funds, individuals with disabilities who applied on or before May 1, 2009.

Now, therefore, I, Anthony "Tony" P. Sauer, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation, declare that effective July 20, 2009, the Department shall serve those priority categories that include those individuals with the most significant disabilities, also known as Category One, regardless of the date of application, those individuals with significant disabilities, also known as Category Two, who apply on or before June 30, 2010, and those individuals with disabilities, also known as Category Three, who applied on or before May 1, 2009.

Dated: June 30, 2009

Signed original on file

ANTHONY "TONY" P. SAUER
Director