Applications for the Employment First (EF) Partner Grants are now available! WI Employment First, funded through WI-BPDD, is seeking partners to engage in community outreach activities in local communities that lead to increased community, integrated employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Grant activities could include:
- Gathering a team of stakeholders to plan and host a Community Conversation focused on addressing barriers to employment and increasing employment outcomes for individuals with IDD living in underserved geographic areas (rural or urban);
- Presenting to employer groups such as the Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Chamber, etc. on Employment First, and the business case for hiring people with IDD;
- Connecting family members who may be unsure about integrated employment with family members who are committed to integrated employment to share experiences and alleviate worries (family-to-family mentoring).
WI Employment First will partner with up to 8 grant recipients by providing a grant for up to $2,000, plus coaching and presentation materials to engage in outreach activities.
Proposals that target individuals with IDD who have diverse identities and/or individuals who are underserved or proposals that support family leadership and family peer mentors will be given priority.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Download the application: HERE
Contact Molly Cooney with questions at 608-266-0266 or firstname.lastname@example.org .