New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Contract for services to New York City community schools districts to implement workforce readiness programs. Funding is intended to help students with disabilities, between the ages of 14 and 21, to achieve employment success. The purpose of the program is to allow students with disabilities to transition as smoothly and seamlessly as possible from secondary education to independent living, post-secondary options, and competitive integrated employment.
The New York City Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (Pre-ETS for SWD) aligns with evidence-based predictors of post-secondary success to enable students with disabilities ages 14-21 who are potentially eligible for VR services to gain a solid foundation on which to achieve successful competitive integrated employment and independence.
Pre-ETS are designed to address the career development needs of two types of students:
Pre-ETS prepares students with disabilities for employment, explores their postsecondary education options, develops their employment related soft skills, and assists them in obtaining work experience. The proposed project may combine individual PreETS required activities in a meaningful way to enhance the development of a student’s career direction. All services can be designed to be provided to a single student or to a group of students.
Pre-ETS SWD will include activities that are beneficial to an individual in the early stages of career exploration, including job exploration, workplace readiness, work-based learning experiences, counseling on post-secondary education options, and self-advocacy. For additional information about project requirements, see: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/common/acces/files/vr/pre-ets-rfp.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 187776
Up to five contracts, one for each borough.
Each approved borough specific project will be funded at up to $300,000 per contract year unless additional funding becomes available in future years.
Each individual student may receive services up to maximum reimbursement of $1,200 per contract year.
The New York City Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities project will result in contracts for a five (5) year period anticipated to begin on October 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2025. Funding will not carry over year to year during the five-year contract period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications and NOIs by email to Pre-ETS@nysed.gov.
And mail hard copies of applications to:
New York State Education Department
Pre-ETS for Students with Disabilities
Room 580 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
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