US Department of Labor- ETA- Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Round 6


WADEI will hire four Disability Resource Coordinators and leverage, blend and braid funds and resources to support increased access and better outcomes for people with disabilities through: 1) Facilitation by DRCs of Integrated Resource Teams that integrate instructors, Navigators, student service coordinators and other college partners and mentor them in their use. 2) Partner policy makers will meet quarterly to identify emerging issues, develop collaborative solutions, and evaluate performance. 3) In partnership with the Department of Services for the Blind, use Wi-Fi hotspots to provide assistive technology access in AJCs that will be sustainable and will also offer greater range of access and AT options. 3) The Washington Access Fund will provide group and individual financial education and counseling to improve credit, lower debt and increase savings, while improving informed financial decision making. 4) Through a partnership with the WIPA program, working-age Social Security beneficiaries will have access to benefits counseling and individual benefits plans. 5) The Washington Business Alliance will recruit, coordinate and manage active participation of businesses and trade associations that are committed to using career pathways and WIOA programs and services to improve their access to qualified working-age applicants with disabilities.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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