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LAST UPDATED - September 29, 2016


See below for Public Comment opportunities for FY 2017-2020 State Plans for the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS):


Please link to the BSBP website for the State Plan:,4601,7-154-28313---,00.html  When you follow the link, go to Spotlight section.  The first two items are the State Plan in Word and PDF format.  Public comment will be open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016


Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 20 CFR Section 676.130(c), the State of Michigan is providing an opportunity for public comment on, and input into, the development of the State’s Unified Plan modification concurrent to its submission to the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.  The plan modification will be posted at the following web-accessible location until 5:00pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016,5885,7-339-73971_25392---,00.html

Modified language is highlighted throughout the document in yellow.  Because the plan modification has not yet been posted to the web-accessible location identified above, it is attached to this email.  

All comments regarding the plan modificationshould be submitted to:

Suzanne Howell, Michigan Rehabilitation Services Director

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

235 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 414

Lansing, Michigan 48933

Fax:  (517) 373-0565

1-800-605-6722 (toll free)

To ensure your comments are considered, they must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

MCRS FY 2015 Annual Report (PDF + Word version)

CLICK HERE for draft/final MCRS Business Meeting Minutes.

CLICK HERE for FINAL MCRS Strategic Plan for FY 2016-2017.

CLICK HERE forthe amended FINAL MCRS Bylaws as approved at the March 2016 Business Meeting.

CLICK HERE for MCRS final versions of Attachment 4.2(c) for the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) for the FY 2017-2020 Unified State Plan.

CLICK HERE to review the MCRS' Public Comment submitted for the FY 2017-2020 Unified State Plan.


Our next meeting:

Business Meeting
Date:  Tuesday November 15, 2016
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
**Public Comment:  1:30 p.m.
To be determined
Call-in details:
To be determined
To be available early November:
Draft Agenda
Draft Agenda (Text)
Open Meetings Notice
Open Meetings Notice (Text)

**The time dedicated for Public Comment is flexible so that all persons present in-person or on the phone will be provided with the opportunity to make comment and the Chair will adjust the time schedule of the Agenda as needed.

To request reasonable accommodations to attend this meeting, please contact the MCRS Office 24 hours before the meeting toll free at 877.335.9370.

Executive Orders:

The MCRS was created under Executive Order (EO) (2012-10) in 2012.

Employment First in Michigan - click here for Executive Order 2015-15 (click here for Word version).  November 18, 2015 - MCRS named as state rehabilitation council to have oversight of implementation of Employment First in Michigan.


QUESTIONS?  Any questions about the MCRS may be directed to: