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The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1750

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219


Contact: Patricia Petrosky

Phone: (412) 390-2215

Proposed Award Amount: $489,682

Community Served: Pennsylvania, Statewide

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: Raise-up II plans statewide dissemination of the best practices developed in Raise-up I, a 2001 Work Incentive Grant awarded to Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh. These elements include * expanding the www.raise-up-org website to include information on service providers and resources through the state; * conducting train-the-trainer sessions to pave the way for staff training workshops and to introduce the concept of Service Navigators, * providing technical assistance to Workforce Investment Areas to develop local Disability Service Committees, * ensuring the availability of standard materials in alternate formats, * coordinating with the Ticket to Work Medicaid Infrastructure Grant pilot projects in Pittsburgh and Schuykill County as well as Federal HHA Benefits Planning Outreach and Assistance Grants, and * enhancing linkages with employers. Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh will manage grant activities.

Partnerships: In addition to Goodwill Industries and the State Workforce Investment Board, as well as partners within each Workforce Investment Area, partners include the Team PA CareerLink Bureau, the State Accessibility Task Group, and the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.