Disability Employment Initiative Round 1 Grant

New York

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

The New York State Department of Labor will utilize their DEI project as their next generation approach building upon their significant commitment to expanded services under their former Disability Program Navigator grant.  Collaborative activities include leveraging over $1 million in funds to further support DEI efforts, including $900,000 from the New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.  The project will also be collaborating with the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, “New York Makes Work Pay,” with plans to implement a unified case management system to minimize duplication and promote blending and braiding of diverse resources.  Asset development activities include the development of expertise in work incentive and benefits planning strategies.  The state will host “Asset Development Summits” for stakeholders, beneficiaries of Social Security disability programs, the banking community, and others to discuss and share resources to enhance asset development awareness.  The DEI project includes the establishment of approximately 13 Employment Networks in participating workforce investment areas.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Resource Leveraging
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