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Awardee:

Cameron Works, Inc.

245 East Levee

Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

Contact: Stella E. Garcia, Executive Director

Phone: (956) 548-6719

Proposed Award Amount: $200,000

Community Served: Cameron County, Texas

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This program targets infrastructure funding in its five full service Texas Workforce Centers and Mobile Lab, rather than funding staff positions, to ensure sustainability when the funding expires. Unique to this project is the provision of adaptive technology, Business Access in Home Learning, in up to twenty disabled individuals homes. Front line staff will take informal training using Access for All: A Resource Manual for Meeting the Needs of One-Stop Customers with Disabilities and At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities. A consultant will assist with intensive train the trainer sessions, incorporating the knowledge and skills similar to those incorporated in the Disability Program Navigator Initiative; a staff person in each Texas Workforce Center will act as a navigator, tracking services to the disabled and ensuring they avail themselves of customized programs and services.

Partnerships: Consortium partners: Cameron Works, Inc. the local workforce development serving Cameron County; the Texas Workforce Center; the Texas Commission for the Blind; Cameron County Housing Commission; and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission.