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State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, under the Department of Education (Education), play a crucial role in helping individuals with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment, including individuals receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The Title I program spends $8 billion each year on elementary and secondary education. Although state and local funds account for more than 90 percent of national education expenditures, Title I has been an important source of funding for many poor school districts and schools since 1965.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Rehabilitation Services Administration's (RSA) federal-state vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, focusing on the: (1) eligible population; (2) characteristics of individuals who are accepted into the program and those who are not; (3) services...