WV Customized Employment Grant

West Virginia

 

“This funding announcement is intended to provide support to agencies that can work with employers in meeting their needs by finding, maintaining and improving the employment status of individuals with disabilities in competitive employment in each region of the state.”

 “When the ADA was passed in 1990, Congress announced four public policy goals for people with disabilities: 1) equality of opportunity; 2) full participation; 3) independent living; and 4) economic self-sufficiency. The Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) works in collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the Bureau for Medical Services (BMS), the WV Department of Education (DOE), the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council (WV DDC), West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVCED), and other partners to promote these goals. Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.”

 
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
Other: 
  • Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services, West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
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