Providers - Technical Assistance Application

Advancing Employment in Georgia 

Georgia's Technical Assistance Center for Best Practices in Employment Supports for Individuals with Disabilities

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FOR PROVIDERS

Notice of Opportunity to Apply for Assistance

Shift from Subminimum Wage and Facility-Based Employment to Competitive, Integrated Employment

Eligible applicants must meet each of the following:

  1. Have an active 14 (c) USDOL subminimum wage certificate and currently providing services to Georgians with disabilities.
     

  2. Have contracts and/or agreements with both the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities or are in the application process.
     

  3. Have the capacity to commit to receiving structured assistance in support of provider transformation consistent with the Employment First framework. 

 

 

If your organization is selected, you will receive:

  1. Individualized Technical Assistance: Following the development of a provider transformation plan that is based on identified strengths and needs of the provider, selected organization(s) will receive individualized technical assistance beginning December 2020.
     

  2. Access to the virtual Community of Practice and Learning Community: Participating providers will have access to customized webinars, online trainings, and multiple resources related to best practices and research in employment for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

 

 

If selected, your agency will commit to and be responsible for:

  1. Ensuring all relevant team members actively participate in the development of the provider transformation plan.
     

  2. Providing necessary organization information to facilitate the provider transformation plan development and individualized technical assistance. 
     

  3. Active participation in evaluation activities throughout the project that will include measures of professional development, measures of satisfaction, as well as outcome data. 

 

How to apply:

 

  1. Complete the following application in detail and submit no later than
    December 11, 2020. Only one application per organization is necessary.

     

  2. Submit electronically to advancingemployment@uga.edu

 

 

Selection Process:

The selection process will be based on an evaluation of each application, which will be scored according to points awarded for each section.

Application Deadline is December 11, 2020

706 542 3457
advancingemployment@uga.edu
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602