Hawaii Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

Hawaii

“In 2006, Hawaii received a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid to improve employment outcomes for persons with disabilities. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program, known as Hire Abilities Hawaii, ran from 2006 to 2009. It was authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. MIG provided funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that built supports for people with disabilities seeking employment. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities. The Hire Abilities website grew out of these goals and objectives.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • University of Hawai`i College of Education Center for Disabilities Studies, Department of Health, Department of Human Services
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