BPDD Grant for Organizations Supporting Individuals with Disabilities to Build Full Lives in the Community

BPDD is Offering a Great Opportunity for Organizations Interested in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities to Build FULL LIVES in the Community.

Is your organization committed to building FULL LIVES in the community by providing services and supports that are individualized, full of choices, and built around the dreams and aspirations of the individuals?

Are you invested in establishing services that support individuals FULL LIVES by flexibly combining customized employment with individualized community integrated activities?

If yes, than you should apply for a ” BPDD Building FULL LIVES in the Community Technical Assistance Grant”!

Grant recipients will receive extensive on site and remote technical assistance/coaching for one year including:

  • One 3-day on-site visit from a consultant/subject matter expert** focused on establishing a braided service model that includes customized employment and integrated community support.
  • Practical information about:  Programmatic structure and service coordination for braiding services; Establishing braided program services/rates and meaningful, community-based day services; and Using Customized Employment strategies and tools to increase integrated employment outcomes for job seekers with I/DD
  • Group training, face-to-face meetings, modeling/field work with staff for service implementation (e.g. on-site assistance to profile a specific job seeker, job develop/negotiate with businesses, on-the-job accommodations, meet with community partners).
  • A $2,000 incentive payment to support the implementation of the initial phase of your organization’s action/transformation plan.

It is easy to apply. Just download and complete the short application. Two organizations will be selected to receive the grant. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 28th.

If you have any questions contact Ann Sievert at ann.sievert@wisconsin.gov or 608-267-9897.
** TransCen, Inc WorkLinks program is a San Francisco-based employment program that has been extremely successful at developing and replicating a model that supports individuals to have Full Lives by combining customized employment with individualized community integrated activities. WorkLink presented at the 2015 WI Employment First Conference where many participants expressed interest in having WorkLink come back to Wisconsin to assist organizations in developing a more integrated, holistic model of providing supports.