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Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board

PO Box 1319

Smithtown, New York 11787-0895


Contact: Peter Crisano

Phone: (631) 853-6616

Proposed Award Amount: $298,751

Community Served: Suffolk County

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: Project POWER will emphasize both infrastructure enhancement and resource and program access for people with disabilities, including the full range of core, intensive and training as well as placement and retention services. Strategies call for a Strategic Planning Team to direct outreach and marketing, two fulltime Disability Program Navigators to serve both youth and adults, an Assistive Technology Specialist, and a Technical Assistance Specialist to train One Stop staff and vendors on disability and employment issues.

Partnerships: This grant is a partnership among The Suffolk County Department of Labor, the Workforce Investment Board, the New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and Abilities, Inc. a non-profit agency headquartered in adjacent Nassau County.