SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects

The summary for the SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the ODISP OESP, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects: Section 1149 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 121 of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (TWWIIA), requires the Commissioner of Social Security (the Commissioner) to establish a community-based work incentives planning and assistance program for the purpose of disseminating accurate information to beneficiaries with disabilities on work incentives programs and issues related to such programs to assist them in their employment efforts. The Commissioner has established a competitive program of cooperative agreements to provide work incentives planning, assistance and outreach. This SSA program is called the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program, formerly referred to as the Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPAO) Program. The WIPA program also provides information on the availability of protection and advocacy services to beneficiaries with disabilities, including beneficiaries participating in the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program established under section 1148, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program established under section 1619, and other programs that are designed to encourage beneficiaries with disabilities to seek, maintain and regain employment. The WIPA Program is an important part of SSAs employment strategy for beneficiaries with disabilities. One of SSAs goals in implementing TWWIIA is to help achieve a substantial increase in the number of beneficiaries with disabilities who return to work and achieve greater self sufficiency. In support of this goal, SSA is seeking applications from any State or local government (excluding any State agency administering the State Medicaid program), public or private organization, or nonprofit or for-profit organization (for-profit organizations may apply with the understanding that no cooperative agreement funds may be paid as profit to any cooperative agreement awardee), as well as Native American Tribal organizations that the Commissioner determines is qualified to provide work incentives planning services for the service areas mentioned in the Federal Register published Request For Applications. Applicants will emphasize the WIPA Programs efforts to provide Social Security beneficiaries receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on disability and/or blindness with work incentives planning, assistance and outreach services to assist them in their return to work efforts. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to partner with their local Department of Labor (DOL) One-Stop Career Center which serves as a "port of entry" for jobs for beneficiaries, as well as with other local partners that provide employment-related services to SSA beneficiaries with disabilities. Currently, DOL One-Stop Career Centers have many invaluable employment-related resources and supports that can help ensure a disabled beneficiarys success in seeking and maintaining employment. While SSA recognizes not every SSDI or SSI beneficiary with a disability will use work incentives planning and assistance services, awardees must make these services available to all eligible beneficiaries within a WIPA awardees assigned geographic area. Submitted applications are to include a 12-month budget.
Federal Grant Title: SSA Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Projects
Federal Agency Name: ODISP OESP
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SSA-OESP-07-1
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 96.008
CFDA Descriptions: Social Security - Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2006 Applications must be submitted throu
Posted Date: Oct 18, 2006
Creation Date: Oct 30, 2006
Archive Date: Dec 19, 2006
Total Program Funding: $918,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education City or township governments County governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Small businesses For profit organizations other than small businesses Private institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Gary Stammer
Grants Management Officer
Phone 410-965-9501 gary.stammer@ssa.gov Grants Management Officer
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