The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Employment Transformation Collaborative. This two-year learning collaborative opportunity is targeted to providers contemplating, planning for or initiating transition from sheltered work prevocational services to services supporting competitive integrated employment outcomes.
The Employment Transformation Collaborative supports DDRS’ goal to increase individual competitive integrated employment jobs reported in the Day and Employment Services Outcomes Systems report from 23% to 38% by 2027 and ultimately to realize the vision that Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the right to live, love, work, learn, play and pursue their dreams in their community.
Participating providers will receive $50,000 per year, for a total of $100,000 over two years, to support dedication of key staff and organizational resources to robust participation in the collaborative. Providers participating in the collaborative will also be eligible for up to $400,000 in Transformation Grants designed to assist collaborative participants in implementing transition plans, stabilizing business operations, and building capacity to shift to service models that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes.
Beginning April 25, 2022, qualifying providers are invited complete the Interest Form to indicate their intent to participate in the Employment Transformation Collaborative and to signal their commitment to making meaningful progress in transforming their services to support achievement of competitive integrated employment outcomes.
To qualify, a provider must be currently billing or have discontinued billing after Feb. 1, 2022, for facility setting pre-vocational services through a BDDS waiver, be considering or ready to transition away from delivering facility setting pre-vocational services, and able to commit to active participation in the collaborative.
More information about provider qualifications, collaborative participation expectations, and the information asked when completing the Interest Form can be found on the DDRS announcements webpage.
There is space available in the collaborative for up to 25 qualifying providers; spots will be made available to qualifying providers on a first-come, first-served basis. The collaborative is expected to begin meeting in summer 2022. Submitted Interest Forms will be considered through May 31, 2022.
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The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.