2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program)

Puerto Rico [Territory]

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

~~“The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD….

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:
State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.”

  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
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