[nfbmi-talk] have any bsbp commissioners seen this?

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Wed Sep 25 15:09:11 UTC 2013

Michael Zimmer

Chief Deputy Director

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons

611 West Ottawa

Lansing, MI  48933


Dear Mr. Zimmer: 

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) acknowledges your electronic submission via RSA’s Web site of the State Plan for the Title I Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program and Supplement for the Title VI-B Supported Employment (SE) Services Program in the form of a preprint of affirmative assurances and required attachments on behalf of the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) in compliance with Sections 101(a) and 625 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the act).


The State Plan, in the form of a preprint of affirmative assurances and required attachments, was reviewed to ensure conformity with statutory provisions of the act, implementing regulations and the administrative requirements of RSA. Based on this review, RSA has determined that the content of the plan satisfies the requirements of Section 101(a) of the act and the State Plan is approved.  However, RSA has not approved the manner in which BSBP implements and carries out any of the activities described in its fiscal year (FY) 2013 State Plan through this process.  In accordance with the approval of the State Plan materials, RSA is making available to Michigan its FY 2013 Title I, Part B, and Title VI, Part B, grant awards.  


The approved FY 2013 BSBP State Plan will be published by RSA and available to the general public on RSA’s Web site by Monday, October 1, 2012.  Individuals, who wish to read the State Plan at that time, may visit http://rsa.ed.gov, select the appropriate state, search for "VR State Plan" and select "View the VR State Plan."


If you or your staff have questions related to this review or the approval of the FY 2013 State Plan, please contact your state liaison, Craig McManus, at (202)245-6579 or craig.mcmanus at ed.gov.

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We appreciate your timely submission of this information and your continuing efforts to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve high-quality employment outcomes.




Edward Anthony, Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner 


cc:Craig McManus

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