State Use Council
Please go the bottom of this page to view the State Use Council 2021 meetings.
In 1971 Congress enacted the expanded Javits Wagner O’Day Act, and created a federal purchasing preference program called AbilityOne. In 1984 the Louisiana Legislature passed legislation creating a preference for goods created by, and services provided by, individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Federal AbilityOne legislation. The legislation created the State Use Council, which oversees the selection of a central non-profit agency (currently Employment Development Services, Inc.). All contracts for the State Use program are negotiated and fulfilled through a central non-profit agency. The current State Use program is administered by the State Use Council, under the Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
State Use Council Membership
Julie Foster Hagan, Chair
Assistant Secretary Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Rehabilitation Services Director, Louisiana Workforce Commission
Medicaid Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Health
Chief of Staff, Office of Behavioral Health Louisiana Department of Health
Assistant Vice President of Procurement, Louisiana State University
Executive Director, The Arc of Louisiana
Executive Director for the Office of Disability Affairs at the Office of the Governor
Director of the Office of State Procurement
State Use Council Meetings
January 25, 2021 (1 PM-3PM via Zoom at https://ldhocddadmin.zoom.us/j/83290611645)
- Employment Development Services (EDS) Report