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The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS), Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury (TBI/SCI) Trust Fund Program, invites nonprofit (public and private) and for-profit organizations to submit proposals for the following programs:

  • Transitional Living Services to Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries or Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • FFY 2016 VR/VRB State Plan
    MDRS will conduct a public hearing on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison Central Office located at 1281 Highway 51 North, Madison, MS, and the remote sites listed below.  This hearing will provide an opportunity for interested citizens, especially those with disabilities, to comment on the FFY 2016 State Plan for OVR and OVRB.  Additionally at this hearing, MDRS staff will provide information about the Mississippi Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and how it will impact Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Mississippi. 
     Copies of the State Plan will be available in large print for review beginning Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Madison Central Office and the locations listed below.  The State Plan will also be linked on the MDRS website at  A version of the State Plan in Braille is available upon request. If you would like to review the State Plan on the Newsline for the Blind at no cost, you may apply online at or contact Margaret Smitherman at the Library for the Blind at (601) 432-4111.  All comments regarding the FFY 2016 State Plan received during the public hearing or submitted in writing will be noted, recorded, and considered.
     Click the link to access the FFY 2015 State Plan