ODEP and LEAD Center Release Fourth Employment First Technical Brief
In February, ODEP and LEAD Center released an Employment First technical brief, the fourth in a four-part series, titled Federal Resources Available to Support State Employment First Efforts. The brief provides state governments and external stakeholders with information about Federal funding and technical resources available to support state Employment First systems change efforts. The brief describes funding vehicles such as competitive grants, direct programmatic funding, demonstration projects, and Federal matching funds that help to incentivize changes to state plans that promote competitive integrated employment.
The Employment First Technical Briefs are intended for anyone working to implement Employment First in their state, region, or agency. The other three Employment First technical briefs, released in late 2015, are: Connecting the Dots: Using Federal Policy to Promote Employment First Systems-Change Efforts; Federal Legal Framework that Supports Competitive, Integrated Employment Outcomes of Youth and Adults with Significant Disabilities; and Criteria for Performance Excellence in Employment First State Systems Change & Provider Transformation.