On May 13, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and DES announced Arizona’s Back to Work Program. DES provides a variety of workforce services and child care assistance. For more information, please visit the Arizona's Back to Work program.
Renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in twelve Arizona counties may now apply for rent and utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Learn more.
Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) assists individuals who have disabilities to overcome barriers to employment and become as economically independent as possible.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR, Voc Rehab)
The Vocational Rehabilitation program provides services to individuals with disabilities, with the goal to prepare for, enter into, or retain employment. Services provided by VR may include, but are not limited to, vocational evaluation, job training, job search, job placement, transportation, job site modification, self-employment and entrepreneurial activities.
The Business Enterprise Program provides opportunities for individuals in the VR program who are blind or visually impaired to operate merchandising businesses, including vending machines and food service facilities, under Federal and State agency management.
The Older Individuals who are Blind program provides evaluation and instruction to persons with blindness or vision impairments in the areas of orientation and mobility, communication skills, and personal home management.
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.