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Capital Area Workforce Investment Board (CAWIB)




5410 Williamsburg Road

Sandston, VA 23150






24 months



POPULATION SERVED: Jobseekers with disabilities.



BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The grant will be used to fund salaries, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contractual and indirect costs. The proposed positions include one part-time project administrator, one part-time administrative support worker, and four contract full-time Disability Program Navigators (DPNs).


One DPN would serve the Greater Peninsula, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Saluda One-Stop Career Centers (CCs). One DPN would serve the Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Franklin, Norfolk (two sites), Onley, and Emporia CCs. One DPN would serve Richmond's two CCs. One Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Counselor/DPN would serve the two sites in Hernrico County. One DPN would serve the CCs in Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Luray, Staunton, Middletown, Charlottesville (two sites), Culpeper, and Warrenton. Two customized employment counselor/DPNs would serve the two sites in Northern Virginia. One DPN would serve at the Arlington-Alexandria CC.


Partners include 10 Workforce Investment Boards, the Virginia Workforce Council, the Virginia DRS, the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Virginia Department of Education, SSA, and the Virginia Association of Community Rehabilitation Programs.


The Virginia Workforce System also works with other organizations to foster entrepreneurial and self-employment options.



GEOGRAPHIC AREA TO BE SERVED: Commonwealth of Virginia




Rosalyn Key