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Awardee:

Utah WorkForce Investment Board

140 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

 

Contact: Donna Sato

Phone: (801) 526-9239

Proposed Award Amount: $695,666

Community Served: Utah Statewide.

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project plans a combination of statewide comprehensive services and regional model services. Statewide services include 1) enhancing One Stop staff capacity with a Disability Manager position in the Utah Department of Workforce Services, consistent staff training on disability issues and support resources, and 2) other strategies such as a statewide accessibility study, a consumer outreach campaign, and statewide employer outreach. Model services will be demonstrated in one rural and one urban One Stop. Those sites will demonstrate a disability screening process, a Disability Program Navigator Project, and a Model Disability Training Program for customers with disabilities.

Partnerships: State agencies, private non-profit organizations and individuals with disabilities who are members of the Utah Work Incentives Coalition (UWIC), including the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Office of Education, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities, Salt Lake Community College, and Department of Workforce Services.