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Concho Valley Local Workforce Development Board

PO Box 2779

San Angelo, Texas 76902-2779


Contact: Mary Kay Kuss

Phone: (915) 655-2005

Proposed Award Amount: $149,992

Community Served: The 13 counties comprising Concho Valley Local WIB

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project builds on the previous Work Incentive Grant, awarded in 2000, to Concho Valley in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission as well as the Golden Crescent, Gulf Coast, Tarrant County, and Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development Boards. The first goal of the current project is to support a dedicated Disability Coordinator position. To meet the needs of the business community, this project will acquire the services of an integrated Vocational Counselor. People with potential or hidden disabilities will be assessed and referred to professional consultants who can identify barriers to employment such as educational deficiencies, learning styles, and mental health issues.

Partnerships: Consortium: Concho Valley Workforce Development Board, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Commission for the Blind, San Angelo Office of the Social Security Administration, and the Texas Workforce Consortium. Also, partner in a State Consortium that conducts planning with HHS on Medicaid infrastructure and Buy-in. Vocational Rehabilitation; and many additional partners.