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Customized Employment Project: California (Napa County)

Project Inclusion Executive Summary

Donna Deweerd
North Bay Employment Connection
1700 Second Street, Suite 378
Napa CA 94559
707-259-8680
ddeweerd@co.napa.ca.us

  1. The applicant: The Napa County Board of Supervisors, Workforce Investment Board (Budget Unit 50700) on behalf of the North Bay Employment Connection, a coalition of three (3) Workforce Investment Areas: Napa, Sonoma and Marin WIBs.

  2. The consortium partners; the organizations or systems they represent; their roles in grant implementation: The responsibilities of each group of partners are listed below.

  3. Required Partners

    Workforce Investment Boards(3) - strategic planning, forming state and local policy initiatives, marketing, evaluations

    Adult Education (3) - strategic planning, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    School to Work - County office of Education (3)- strategic planning, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Napa-Solano Agency on Aging - strategic planning, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Human Services Department (3) - strategic planning, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Housing Authority (3) pilot projects

    CDBG agencies (3) - pilot projects

    Local veterans' employment representatives and disabled veterans outreach programs (3) - pilot projects

    Community Colleges (3) - - strategic planning, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Employment Development Dept. -strategic planning, forming state and local policy initiatives, pilots, evaluations

    CA Dept. of Rehabilitation- strategic planning, staff training, forming state and local policy initiatives, pilots

    WIA program operators (3)- strategic planning, forming state and local policy initiatives, pilots, evaluations

    WtW program operators (3)- strategic planning, forming state and local policy initiatives, pilots, evaluations

    NON-REQUIRED PARTNERS

    Goodwill of San Francisco and of the Redwood Empire - marketing, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Centers for Independent Living pilots

    Napa Personnel Services - pilots

    Jewish Family Services - pilots

    Monarch Group Homes - pilots

    Marin Literacy Program -pilots

    Green Thumb- marketing, pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Small business development Ctr. - training, staff development

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission - pilots

    Vietnam Veterans of California - pilot projects

    Regional Occupation Program(3) - pilot projects, training, capacity building

    Employers - strategic planning, local initiatives, capacity building, pilots, marketing, evaluations

    State Mental Health agency - state initiatives, capacity building

    State Assistive Technology - state initiatives, capacity building

    State Council for Developmentally Disabled - state initiatives, capacity building

    Medicaid - state initiatives, capacity building

    Mental Health and Transportation - state initiatives, capacity building

    TPP - pilots

    Economic Development Corporations -pilot

    Business incubators pilots

    Lending institutions - pilots

    Faith-based organizations - pilots

    STAKE HOLDERS/ CUSTOMERS

    Persons with Disabilities - strategic planning, local initiatives, capacity building, pilots, marketing, evaluations

    Advocates - strategic planning, local initiatives, capacity building, pilots, marketing, evaluations

    State WIB - strategic planning, state initiatives

    Families of people w/ disabilities - strategic planning, local initiatives, capacity building, pilots, marketing, evaluations

  4. Data on people with disabilities in the area, particularly the target populations:

    We have calculated the number of persons with disabilities in the defined target group and the geographical service area to be 15,500. This number is based on the number of persons receiving SSI or SSDI benefits in December 2000 the NBEC regionĄ14,000 (source: The Office of Policy, Social Security Administration)Ąplus an educated estimate by Rehabilitation Supervisors throughout the Region of the number of people with disabilities that met the qualifying criteria of the other target groups as described in the SGA but were not receiving SSI/SSDI.

  5. The geographic service area of the local boards: Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties in California.

  6. The planned period of performance: Five years.

  7. The actions already taken by the One-Stops and partners to address the needs of people with disabilities: The three counties have been very proactive is seeking resources to build the capacity to serve persons with disabilities through the One-Stops. State agency and community partners have contributed knowledge and resources. We have assistive devices in every fully accessible center. We have a website with a high BOBBY rating. We have organizations able to perform each of the customized employment service approaches. We're looking forward to additional resources to jointly plan and improve services.

  8. Statement of goals: Goal 1: To create increased employment, choice, and wages for people with disabilities; and Goal 2: To increase the capacity of One-Stop Centers and their partners to serve people with disabilities by institutionalizing improved policies and practices, including customized employment strategies.

    Outcome 1: One-Stop Centers and key partners will place 25% more job seekers with disabilities per year than in the baseline year at wages 15% higher and with statistically significant increase in benefits compared to the base year, with customer satisfaction ratings of at least 4 on a 5 point Likert scale. Outcome 2: The WIBs within NBEC will leverage sufficient resources and institutionalize sufficient policy change to sustain the effective components of the project over time. Outcome 3: At least 10 WIBs outside the NBEC area but in California will adopt policies and practices to increase the number of persons with disabilities that receive quality services

    • Objective 1: To complete the strategic planning process.
    • Objective 2: To assist WIBs and Centers to adopt adjusted performance standards for WIA.
    • Objective 3: To provide training, technical assistance, and materials, including key assistive devices, to One-Stop Centers and the partners.
    • Objective 4: To build/strengthen and institutionalize partnerships and linkages between the WIBs, One-Stop Centers, required partners, and essential partners.
    • Objective 5: To pilot customized employment services.
    • Objective 6: To create a marketing/outreach plan and conduct a marketing campaign.
    • Objective 7: To complete the evaluation and disseminate the product deliverables.
  9. 8. Assurances: Napa County commits to being the fiscal agent on behalf of all the counties. We have successfully used this arrangement in the past for several federal and state grants, totally over $6 million. Letters of support have been attached and more support will be gathered during the strategic planning process.