Ability Indiana, Inc. is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization designated as the Central Coordinating Agency (CCA) by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to operate the Ability Indiana Program. The Ability Indiana Program is sometimes referred to as a "State Use Program." State Use Programs, sometimes known as set-asides, are established in over twenty states. While each state has its own structure, rules, and governance, all are modeled to one degree or another after the SourceAmerica federal program.
The Ability Indiana Program involves purchasing preferences for state contracts through Ability Indiana that is contingent on ensuring the products and services provided by Hoosiers with disabilities are offered at competitive prices. The purchasing preference can exempt governmental entities from having to obtain formal quotes and administering the competitive solicitation process.