Virginia Disability Employment Initiative (Round One)


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“The Virginia Community College System, the administrator of the Workforce Investment Act in Virginia, will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to provide co-leadership in order to coordinate DEI project activities with DRS-funded Disability Program Navigators (DPNs). The DEI project will build on the strengths and lessons learned from the activities of its DPNs and will support the continuation of those activities in conjunction with the enhanced activities related to five strategic components. DEI flexible funding will be used as the “first dollar down” to leverage partner funds and services. The Virginia DEI will incorporate resource mapping in each workforce area to identify all available resources and career assessment vehicles to support the needs of the job seeker, and will assure quality services through the deployment of mystery shopper protocols. Participating Workforce Investment Boards will be fully engaged as Employment Networks under the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging