State Use Program

What is the State Use Program?

In 1989 the State of Wisconsin legislature crafted an innovative piece of legislation called the State Use Law.  The law directs state agencies to purchase products and services from Wisconsin's certified work centers employing persons with severe disabilities.  As a result, the State Use Program was created to administer the law that provides state agencies with a fair price, good quality and on-time delivery.

What Does the State Use Program Do?

The State Program combines the purchasing power of Wisconsin government with the rehabilitation employment of the non-profit work centers.  The State Use Program seeks to maximize Wisconsin state agency contracting with certified work centers by requiring all agencies to contract with a certified work center when the work center is able to meet specifications and provide a product or service at fair market value.

Find more information at the State Use Program website.