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Benefits of the Program

  • How We Help People With Disabilities
  • Provide stable, vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities in the community.
  • Provide people with disabilities the opportunity to become self-sufficient.
  • Encourage efforts to de-institutionalize people with disabilities.
  • Provide training, meaningful employment and fair wages for individuals with disabilities.

How We Help Customers

  • Customers receive a competitive price without the hassles of administering a competitive bid.
  • The program offers a wide variety of options with its products and services.
  • Each contract is negotiated individually, allowing for customization to meet specific wants and needs.
     

How We Help Taxpayers

  • The State Use Program has proven to reduce the cost of care for people with disabilities.
  • By adding employees with disabilities to the workforce, the program helps increase the tax base. National studies have shown a savings in public expenditures for purchases made through the State Use Program.
  • Since Vendors are located in large and small communities, the program also stimulates local area economic growth.
     

2014 Program Statistics

  • Number of Service Contracts - 145
  • Total of Persons with Disabilities Employed - 2067
  • Total Hours Persons with Disabilities Producing Products and/or Services - 1,303,064
  • Total Wages Paid to Persons with Disabilities - $10,659,520.54
  • Number of Persons with Disabilities Placed in Competitive Employment - 337
     

Top 15 Products/Services

  1. Temporary Services - $12,448,537
  2. Janitorial Services - $5,787,055
  3. Paper Products - $1,904,975
  4. Security - $831,068
  5. Litter Pick-up - $712,257
  6. Toner Cartridges - $646,604
  7. Inkjet Cartridges - $447,176
  8. Incontinent Briefs - $328,674
  9. Recycled Toner - $317,292
  10. Beans - $299,740
  11. Medical Gloves - $299,135
  12. Pens/Pencils - $255,008
  13. Laundry Services - $231,087
  14. Pasta - $212,854
  15. Spices - $197,678