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State Use Program 

The State Use Program promotes a desirable socioeconomic goal by using the tremendous purchasing power of state government as a catalyst in employing severely disabled people.

Created by the 1983 enactment of the State Use Law, the program provides long-term employment opportunities for people working in not-for-profit Community Rehabilitation Facilities (CRF) by encouraging all state agencies to purchase products and services produced and provided by severely disabled people.

CRFs pay wages that permit employees to reduce their need for state benefits, enabling them to become taxpayers rather than tax recipients. CRF employees also gain vocational training, long-term work experience and marketable job skills. These are significant aids in reducing high unemployment for the disabled community.

At the same time, State of Illinois agencies that participate in this program are assured of high quality products and services at fair market prices, reduced administrative costs, on-time delivery and a central point of contact for assistance. All contracts are independently reviewed, evaluated and approved by the State Use Committee to ensure the finest quality and pricing available.

CRFs currently have more than $30 million in annual contracts with the state.

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Contact Information:

Department of Central Management Services
State Use Program
801 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-524-4211