Disability Employment Initiative Round 4 Grant

New York

As a past Round 1 grantee, NY DEI will hire up to eleven (11) Disability Resource Coordinators and, in addition to the DEI Co-State Leads, the NY DEI will include up to two regional DRCs with extensive experience in Work Incentive/Benefits Advisement counseling. The programmatic strategies, policies, and monitoring components executed and refined during Round 1 will be replicated during Round 4. While still in the early stages, NYSDOL has embarked on a new approach to generating ticket revenue by establishing itself as a State Administrative Employment Network (AEN). Operating under the guidelines of the state AEN, all DRCs will be fully trained on appropriate strategies associated with Ticket to Work. Such areas of focus include outreach, benefits advisement, assigning appropriate tickets, and providing long-term supports to increase the potential of customers with disabilities to achieve self-sufficiency and in effect, maximize ticket revenue.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Provider Transformation
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