Full Employment Council, Inc.
Phone: (816) 471-2330, x 256
Proposed Award Amount: $150,000
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: The Full Employment Council received a Work Incentive Grant in 2000, and the present grant funds are intended to build on the system established through the initial grant. Under the initial grant, an automated management information system was developed, and agencies share case management to leverage resources. These new funds would add assistive technology as well as fund the full-time project coordinator, who is also the designated Disability Program Navigator. With the help of a Work Incentive Advisory Committee, the Navigator will work with staff at the four One Stop Centers to train staff and to ensure that the needs of career seekers with disabilities are met within an integrated model. To further increase its capacity to service individuals, the Full Employment Council was recently approved as an Employment Network under Ticket to Work.