In 2015, WINTAC (Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center) announced the opportunity for three states to participate in a SARA pilot program funded by the RSA (Rehabilitation Services Agency).
Eleven states applied. Nevada was one of three states selected to implement SARA. The pilot only covered 5,000 clients, so after evaluating SARA further, the Nevada DETR (Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation) decide to apply additional funds for a statewide implementation.
In the middle of the acquisition, all workforce agencies in Nevada changed to GeoSol, a new case management system (CMS). Vocational rehabilitation changed its CMS to Aware. SARA was successfully integrated into both systems. In 2019, DETR requested and received funding to use SARA for two additional years.