Rhode Island Disability Employment Initiative Round 8

Rhode Island

“RI DEI will fund four Disability Resource Coordinators and implement activities that will continue with its success in re-integrating the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities populations from sheltered workshops and segregated day programs and including these individuals into competitive employment. RI DEI will focus on this overarching goal by building upon the relationships built during the DEI Round III project. Rhode Island is currently working within a Consent Decree with the Department of Justice to place individuals who had been working in segregated work spaces into competitive employment, and aims to use these grants funds to assist in this effort. Targeted industry sectors will include Transportation, distribution and logistics; Arts, education and hospitality; Advanced Business Services; and Design, materials, food and custom manufacturing.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • The Sherlock Center
Date Enacted: 
10/01/2017
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