CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A state division that helps people with disabilities find and keep jobs is getting an extra $500,000 in federal funding.
The New Hampshire Department of Education said Tuesday that its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is getting money that originally was intended for other states but has been reallocated because they failed to meet federal match requirements.
Last year, New Hampshire overhauled the vocational rehabilitation bureau and prioritized services for those with the most significant impairments after officials discovered that it had spent millions more than it took in for years.
The new one-time funding will be used to expand programs in dozens of high schools and to develop services for individuals who are having hearing and vision impairments.
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