WI Disability Employment Initiative


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

"The WI Disability Employment Initiative was designed to ‘improve the accessibility and accountability of the public workforce development system for individuals with disabilities,’ extending ‘promising practices implemented by disability program navigators.’ Wisconsin’s Disability Employment Initiative will ‘improve coordination and collaboration among employment and training and asset development programs carried out at a state and local level.’ Linking to the ‘Ticket to Work program,’ Wisconsin seeks to build what members of Congress termed ‘effective community partnerships that leverage public and private resources to better serve individuals with disabilities and improve employment outcomes.’”  The grant ended in 2014.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging