SVRI generates over $4 million dollars annually through grants, contracts, and other federal, state, and local partnerships.
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SVRI has an established history of conducting independent and collaborative applied research in the areas of disability and employment. Research studies SVRI focuses on include knowledge translation (i.e. "research-to-practice"), health and employment, vocational rehabilitation systems, youth in transition, benefits counseling, asset development and poverty, and employment issues experienced by individuals with significant disabilities.

We are actively collaborating on: 

  • Disability Innovation Fund - Pathways to Partnerships Model Demonstration Project
    The primary mission of this grant is to deliver national Technical Assistance (TA) to state model demonstration projects that are dedicated to establishing systemic approaches for transition services benefiting children and youth with disabilities.
  • Worker Connection Program
    This program provides free navigation services to expand career opportunities at the local level.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)
    The Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment's (VRTAC-QE) goal is to increase the knowledge and skills of state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and community partners that help people with disabilities achieve quality employment and career advancement, with emphasis on competitive integrated employment.
  • Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dept. of Rehabilitation and Counseling
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout Applied Research Center (ARC)
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
  • Michigan State University (MSU)
  • Southern University-Baton Rouge (SUBR)
  • Council of State Administrators in Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)
  • Wisconsin Board for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD)
  • Western Region Recovery and Wellness Consortium
  • Counties, Managed Care Organizations, IRIS, and Aging & Disability Resource Centers
  • Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP)
  • Veterans' Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • School Districts

Past research projects: 

  • Project E3 - Educate, Empower, Employ within Targeted Communities
  • PEQATAC - Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center
  • Wisconsin Promise
  • RRTC-EBP VR - Rehabilitation Research & Training Center for Evidence Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation