California’s State Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget, approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom on June 27, 2019, includes funds to support the first broad fee-for-service rate increase for CRPs since the establishment of the Uniform Fee Structure in 2009. Effective July 1, 2019, a 10 percent rate increase will be applied to 42 fee-for-service Vocational Rehabilitation services provided by Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs).
The following services are not subject to this increase:
- Supported Employment Intake, Placement, and Retention
- American Sign Language Interpreting, Tactile and Pro Tactile Interpreting
Supported Employment Job Coaching, Individual and Group, and Short-Term Supports will not be receiving an increase at this time. In 2017, the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) began participating in the California Department of Finance’s Mission Based Review of various state departments to determine if state-level funding was adequate to meet the mission of that department. As a result of DOR’s collaborative effort, the Department has been approved to receive additional General Fund dollars to accommodate the first broad fee-for-service rate increase for CRPs since the establishment of the Uniform Fee Structure in 2009.
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