Existing Business Policy


From: Newton, Delora - DWD
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 1:16 PM
To: DWD DL DVR All


Subject - Existing Business Policy Effective April 1, 2016

Effective Date

This policy replaces the FARM toolkit and now applies to all existing businesses, including farmers.

Rationale:

WIOA requires that DVR spend 15% of our federal award (49.7 Million) on Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) for high school students with disabilities. DVR reviewed expenditure patterns and the number of consumers impacted under each budget line. In SFY 15, DVR expended over $6.3 million on the purchase of farm equipment for 180 consumers. DVR implemented measures to control costs in order to meet the new WIOA requirements. This policy was created from that.

Procedure:

Counselors are to use the attached policy (which includes procedures) with all consumers who come to DVR wanting assistance with maintaining their business.

Each WDA has a list of profitability assessment providers. You may obtain this from your WDA Director.

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