Contractual rates for specific services may not exceed the following amounts.

Description of Service Authorized Rate
Assistive Technology Evaluation
  • $125.00 per evaluation
  • $62.50 per demonstration
Assistive Technology Training On-Site Services:
  • $37.00 for baseline/post-training assessment
  • $75.00 per hour for training time
  • $30.00 per hour per consumer for on-site group training

Facility-Based Services:

  • $20.00 for baseline/post-training assessment
  • $40.00 per hour for one-on-one training
  • $30.00 per hour per consumer for group training (no more than three students per instructor)
  • $10.00 per hour for independent practice time
Keyboarding Skills Training
  • $5.00 for baseline/post-training assessment
  • $20.00 per hour for training time (one-on-one)
  • $10.00 per hour for lab time
Note: For more information, see Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines and Procedures, Chapter 3: Keyboard Skills Training.
Independent Living Services (Individualized Skills Training) $35.00 per hour for providing direct IL Services to consumers, or conferencing with the DBS case manager about a consumer’s IL Services.
Vocational Evaluation
  • $1,100.00 per vocational evaluation (does not include the CVES)
  • $500.00 per Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES)
  • $220.00 per day for up to 5 days for additional assessments such as situational assessments, vocational explorations, and aptitude tests when added to the CVES service
  • the no-show rate for vocational evaluations is $110 per consumer per day
Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT) $685.00 per session (minimum of 20 hours; maximum of 40 hours total)
Work Adjustment $761.25 per month or $38.00 per day if less than one full month, or $7.50 per hour for up to 25 hours per week
Job Readiness Training—includes all of the following:
  • Personal/Socialization Skills
  • Résumé Development
  • Job Application Training
  • Job Seeking Skills Training
  • Interviewing Skills Training
  • Job Retention Skills Training
$37.50 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours (additional hours may be approved by the appropriate supervisor as stated in the contract specifications)
Job Placement First Payment

$1,000.00 per job placement per consumer upon receipt of the provider's completed DARS2873, Initial Placement Report. The placement must be

  • in an integrated setting;
  • at or above minimum wage;
  • for at least the minimum number of hours anticipated in the DARS2876, Job Placement Referral Acceptance form; and
  • in an organization or business that is not owned, operated, controlled, or governed by the service provider.

Second Payment

After 90 days of continuous employment (under the conditions specified above), the provider will be paid $1,650.00 plus an amount equal to

  1. two weeks of the consumer's gross earnings if a copy of the consumer's most recent paycheck or stub is attached to the DARS2872, Job Placement Final Billing form; or
  2. one week of the consumer's gross earnings if a copy of the consumer's most recent paycheck or stub is not attached to the DARS2872, Job Placement Final Billing form but the consumer's counselor or case manager has verified the consumer's successful employment for a period of at least 90 days.

Employment Network (EN) Employment Advancement Payment 1—$600

EN Employment Advancement Payment 2—$600

Diabetes Self-Management Education Services: Individualized Services Only $95.00 per hour for
  • assessment services
  • follow-up services
  • skills training
Diabetes Self-Management Education Services: Group Services Only $55.00 per hour per consumer

Note: Group services require a minimum of two consumers per group.

Orientation and Mobility Training: Individualized Services Only $60.00 per hour
Orientation and Mobility Training: Group Services Only
  • $60.00 per hour for first consumer
  • $30.00 per hour for second consumer
  • $30.00 per hour for third consumer

Note: Group services may not exceed three consumers per group.

Supported Employment Services
  • Benchmark 1A: Supported Employment Assessment (SEA)—$975
  • Benchmark 1B: Supported Employment Services Plan (SESP) Part 1—$150
  • Benchmark 2: Job Placement and SESP Part 2—$1,500.00
  • Benchmark 3: Four-Week Job Maintenance—$1,500.00
  • Benchmark 4: Eight-Week Job Maintenance—$750.00
  • Benchmark 5: Job Stability—$750.00
  • Benchmark 6: VR Closure—$3,000.00
  • EN Employment Advancement Payment 1—$1,237.50

  • Professional Placement Premium—$500.00
  • Criminal Background Premium—$500.00
  • Deaf Service Premium at completion of Benchmark 1b—$533.00
  • Deaf Service Premium at completion of Benchmark 6—$3,550.00

Note: DBS does not pay for no-shows for supported employment services.