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Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties

209 Elizabeth Street

Utica, New York 13501


Contact: Alice J. Savino, Executive Director

Phone: (315) 793-6037


Proposed Award Amount: $289,720

Community Served: Herkimer, Madison and Utica Counties

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project, MV WORKS, aims to develop the capacity of the four One Stop Career Centers in a tri-county region to assure access and provision of services to disabled customers. Strategies include the establishment of three full-time Service Navigators, the hiring of part-time Peer Specialists, the preparation of recruitment and outreach materials, and the use of the Institute for Community Inclusion to provide both technical assistance and staff training.

Partnerships: New York State Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities; Resource Center for Independent Living; Learning Disability Association of the Mohawk Valley; The Arc; Oneida County Department of Mental Health; Herkimer County ARC; Madison-Cortland ARC; Herkimer County Employment & Training; Madison County Employment & Training; Oneida County Workforce Development; and The Institute for Community Inclusion.