Illinois Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

“Employment First has become a critical priority for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  In order to help states invest in systems change efforts, ODEP developed the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP).  Illinois participated as a core state in the Program for FY 2015 and was recently announced as a participant for FY 2016 as well.  Through this work, Illinois will work directly with state agency staff, provider agencies, direct support professionals, and advocates to identify ways to better serve individuals with disabilities or mental illness who utilize supported employment services. “

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services