Worksource for Dallas County
Street, Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75202
Contact: Laura Bouillion
Phone: (214) 290-1000
Proposed Award Amount: $300,000
Community Served: Dallas County
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: This project will build on the
Work Incentive Grant awarded in 2002 to the Tarrant County Workforce
Development Board. WorkSource
for Dallas was one of the many partners in this earlier
grant. The funds from this project will
develop a transparent one-stop system by connecting the disability community to
local employees, community partners, and training providers. These steps will boost the awareness of
services, develop a pre-assessment tool, create a solid foundation of community
partnerships with local/state and federal partners, enhance training, install
additional specialized, adaptive technology within the workforce centers, and
provide unique training for local employers.
Commission for the Blind (state agency); C-CAD (non-profit), Bill J. Priest
(post-secondary institution), Texas Rehabilitation Commission (state agency), University
of North Texas (post secondary
institution), local school districts, REACH (non-profit), United Cerebral Palsy
of Tarrant County, Inc. (non-profit), and others.