(a) Within the available funds as appropriated by the Legislature, the division of rehabilitation services shall establish a model supported employment program in an unserved area of the state. The model program shall be selected through a request for proposal process including proposal review and selection by the West Virginia division of rehabilitation services in cooperation with the state developmental disabilities planning council.
(b) The model supported program and existing supported employment programs approved by the West Virginia division of rehabilitation services shall promote employment services to eligible individuals including:
(1) Job development services to secure competitive jobs;
(2) Services to assist the person with a severe disability in maintaining his or her supported employment position; and
(3) Other employment services not funded through the West Virginia division of rehabilitation services federal Title I and Title VI, Part C programs.
(c) An existing sheltered workshop shall implement the model program selected to be established, with the advice and consultation of the state developmental disabilities planning council.
(d) The division of rehabilitation services shall administer the supported employment program.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session