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Strengthening Employment Services Governance Group for Iowans with Disabilities
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

An updated Interagency Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to Strengthen Employment Services for Iowans with Disabilities focused on competitive, community-based, integrated employment was signed in October, 2012 by eight State agencies and updated in January, 2015. Updates reflect changes in the federal regulations related to WIOA. 

The eight state partner agencies committed to addressing systemic barriers to employment  and identifying promising practices include:

Iowa Department on Aging
Iowa Department for the Blind
Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Iowa Department of Human Services
Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
Iowa Workforce Development

Strengthening Employment Services for Iowans with Disabilities, An Interagency Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

Operations Team Members
Please contact members of the Operations Team with questions/suggestions on systemic issues, such as:

Strategies to strengthen collaboration across partner agencies;
New or continuing barriers to increased collaboration;
New needs for further study to resolve barriers to collaboration.

Lee Ann Russo, 510 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, 515, 281-4144,,  IVRS Resource Manager,  and Becky Harker, Iowa DD Council, 617 E 2nd, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, 515-281-9083, are primary contacts for the Operations Team. 


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