2013 PROMISE Grants

Posted by randee chafkin - On December 16, 2012 (EST)

2013 PROMISE Grants

Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE), a joint initiative of the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and the Social Security Administration, was created to foster improved health, education, and post-secondary outcomes for children ages 14-17 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as their families. The primary focus of the initiative is to support improved coordination of various services, such as those available through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program, Medicaid health and home and community based services, Job Corps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Workforce Investment Act programs. PROMISE also seeks to facilitate the increased use of such services, ensuring that families are tied into programs for which they might be eligible, but are not yet participating.
The underlying premise of PROMISE is that improved coordination between services can improve outcomes for youth on SSI and their families. PROMISE's goals include improving the life outcomes of youth on SSI and decreasing their reliance on the program, as well as reducing the federal government's cost. As such, a small number of competitive grants have been awarded to states (http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/promise/index.html). On November 8, 2012, the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) held a meeting with disability advocates to get their input on engaging partners, coordinating at the local level, and leveraging resources from various sources in preparation for development of the 2013 PROMISE grants.

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