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					 Disability Program Navigator

      Presented by Randee Chafkin, ETA,
                  U.S. DOL           April 2008   1
Disability Program Navigator (DPN)

 The DPN Initiative is jointly sponsored by the U.S.
  Department of Labor’s Employment and Training
  Administration (DOL/ETA) and the Social Security
  Administration’s (SSA) Office of Program Development
  and Research.
 The Disability Team, Older Workers/Disability Unit,
  Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce
  Investment, ETA, administers the DPN Initiative
 Training, Technical Assistance and Evaluation is provided
  under contract with the Law, Health Policy and Disability
  Center (LHPDC) at the University of Iowa College of Law
  to help build system capacity.
 There are 3,256 One-Stop Career
  Centers-1,854 are comprehensive and
  1,402 are affiliate centers.
 There are 600 Workforce Investment
  Areas throughout the country.
 DPNs are located in One-Stop Career
           One-Stop Career Centers
 One-Stop Career Centers Total: 3,256
 Comprehensive: 1,854 mapped Affiliate: 1,402 unmapped

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                                               14                 47                                                                                  ME
                               MT                                                                                      VT
      30                                                          MN
      OR                                                                                                                                                    35
                     6                                                            68                                                  67                    MA
                                               14                                 WI                                                   NY
                                    19         SD                                                 98
                                    WY                                                            MI
                                                                       15                                                    78                              6
                                                20                     IA                                                    PA
                                                   NE                                                       90                                   44          CT
                4                                                                           26              OH                    3
151             NV
                          35                                                       45                                                             NJ

                          UT             54                                            IL    IN                   20              DC
CA                                                                                                                           38                        4
                                         CO             26                  34                                    WV
                                                        KS                  MO
                                                                                                       32                    VA
                                                                                                                        60                       25
                                                                                              17                        NC
                                                                                                                                                 MD                          States with
                     19             16
                                                                                                                                                                            Large Number
                                                                                                                                                                             of Affiliates:
                     AZ                                      OK
                                    NM                                       AR                                        SC

                                                                                       43     28
                                                                                                                                                                           Kentucky (141)
                                                                                       MS     AL                                                                            Arizona (119)
                                              169                           31                                                                                               Texas (105)
                                                                                                                                                                           California (96)
           AK                                                                                                          79

                                    4                                                  0 to 19
                                    HI                                                 20 to 39
                                                                                       40 to 59                                             15                        1
                                                                                       60 to 79                                             PR

                                                                                       80 to 200
    One-Stop Career Centers-Employer
         Services and Resources
    Recruitment: Job Posting; Resume
     Searches; Candidate Screening;
     Assessment and Testing; Job Fairs;
     Specialized Recruiting.
    Training: Job Readiness Skills; On-the-Job
     Training; Training for Current Employees;
     Skills Upgrading; Apprenticeship;
     Specialized Technical Skills Training.
One-Stop Career Centers-Employer
     Services and Resources
 Retention: Referral to transportation,
  child care, housing, emergency health
  care services.
 Information Services: Labor Market
  Information-Wage and Employment
  Trends, Occupational Forecasts,
  Demographic Data, Economic Data,
  Local Labor Market Analyses.
One-Stop Career Centers-Job Seeker
     Services and Resources
 Core Services for all: determination of eligibility for
  services; outreach; intake, orientation; initial;
  assessment; job search; placement assistance;
  career counseling; providing information on eligible
  training providers, One-Stop activities, filing UI
  claims, supportive services, follow-up services, etc.
 Intensive Services for adults and dislocated workers
  who are unemployed and unable to obtain work
  through core services and/or to people who are
  employed, if determined eligible by the One-Stop:
  comprehensive and specialized assessment of skill
  levels (e.g., diagnostic testing); pre-vocational
One-Stop Career Centers-Job Seeker
     Services and Resources
 Training for persons who have met the
  eligibility requirements and are unable to
  obtain or retain employment through intensive
  services: training is usually provided through
  Individual Training Accounts via eligible
  training providers.
 Youth Programs for youth between 14-21
  years of age, low-income, and meet at least
  one of six barriers to employment:
One-Stop Career Centers-Job Seeker
     Services and Resources
  basic skills deficient; high school dropout;
  homeless; run-away or foster child; pregnant
  or a parent; an offender; or a person who
  requires additional assistance to complete an
  educational, program, or to secure
 Finding your nearest One-Stop Career
  Center: www.servicelocator.org (by zip
  code), or call 1-877-US2-JOBS.
           Public Policy Challenges

   2005 Census Data
     – About 33 million people ages 16-64 with disabilities,
       18.6% of working age population.
     – Only 56% of working age people with disabilities are
       employed, and only 30% people with severe disabilities
       are employed.
     – More than 70% report they want to work.
     – Between 47.6%-76.6% of people ages 25-64 with
       disabilities had an income less than $20,000, compared
       to 39.3% of the population without disabilities.
     – Between 11.2-25.9% of people with disabilities were in
       poverty, compared to 7.7% of people without
         Public Policy Challenges

   Approximately 10 million recipients of
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social
    Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
   SSI/SSDI costs approaching $100 billion.
   Related health costs approaching $100 billion.
   The numbers and costs keep increasing.
   Only ½ of 1% enter or return to work.
   People with disabilities continue to be
    disproportionately underemployed, unemployed,
    and living in poverty.
     New Freedom Initiative (NFI)
 Announced by President Bush on February
  1, 2001.
 Comprehensive program to promote
  employment and community participation
  of people with disabilities in all areas of
 Requires Federal agencies to collaborate to
  make their programs more effective and
  provide integrated services to people with
 The DPN effort has been implemented in
  the spirit of the New Freedom Initiative.     12
      Work Incentive Grants (WIGs)
   Work Incentive Grants (WIGs)-4 rounds of 2-year grants,
    totaling $65 million to 113 grantees from October 2000-
    June 2006.
   WIGs were awarded to states, non-profit organizations,
    and/or local workforce investment areas.
   Improved One-Stop Career Center’s physical and
    programmatic access for customers with disabilities.
   WIG funding has been re-directed to establish a new
    position, Disability Program Navigator (Navigator), within
    One-Stop Career Centers throughout the country to focus
    on creating systemic change.

 Disability Program Navigator (DPN)
 Since PY 2002, the DPN
  Initiative was funded for
  approximately $80 million from
  ETA and $12 million from SSA.
 In PY 2008, approximately
  $18.5 million will be awarded to
  31 Round I and II states to
  extend funding until June 30,
 Currently 45 states, the District
  of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
  have DPNs.
                DOL-SSA DPN Projects
   Alabama (new)          Kansas (new)              Ohio (new)
   Alaska                 Louisiana (new)           Oklahoma
   Arizona                Maine (new)               Oregon
   California             Maryland                  Pennsylvania (new)
   Colorado               Massachusetts             Puerto Rico (new)
   Connecticut (new)      Michigan                  Rhode Island
   Delaware               Minnesota                 South Carolina
   District of            Mississippi               South Dakota (new)
    Columbia               Missouri                  Tennessee
   Florida                Montana (new)             Texas
   Georgia (new)          Nebraska                  Utah (new)
   Hawaii                 New Hampshire (new)       Vermont
   Idaho (new)            New Jersey                Virginia
   Illinois               New Mexico                Washington (new)
   Indiana                New York                  West Virginia
   Iowa                   North Carolina (new)      Wisconsin            15
           DPN Initiative Goals

 Facilitate integrated, seamless, and comprehensive
  services to persons with disabilities in One-Stop
  Career Centers.
 Improve access to programs and services.
 Facilitate linkages to the employer community and
  develop demand responsive strategies to meet
  their recruitment/retention needs.
 Increase employment and self-sufficiency for
  Social Security beneficiaries and other people with

         DPN Initiative Goals
 Develop new and ongoing
  partnerships to leverage
 Inform SSA beneficiaries
  and other people with
  disabilities about work
  support programs available
  at One-Stop Career
 Create systemic change.
       DPN Roles-Seamless and
    Comprehensive One-Stop Services

 Address physical, program and/or communication access
 Increase staff knowledge on serving job seekers with
 Foster collaboration and streamline referral process.
 Facilitate blended funding and leveraged resources.
 Guide One-Stop Career Center staff to improve access to
  programs that impact the ability to gain/retain         19
      DPN Roles-Improve Access to
        Programs and Services
   Facilitate solutions to physical, communication,
    and/or program access.
   Ensure adaptive equipment/assistive technology is
    available and staff and are trained in its use.
   Assist the development of an accommodations
    policy and procedures.
   Identify talent development dollars and connect
    job seekers with these resources.
   Coordinate cross-program teams to address
    barriers and increase options for job seekers with
     DPN Roles-Facilitate Linkages to
        the Business Community
   Connect with LWIB and Business Services staff.
   Conduct outreach and networking with the business community
    (Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, HR Councils, BLNs).
   Host job fairs and facilitate linkages with disability employment and
    training service providers.
   Provide information about hiring/retaining individuals to business.
   Provide employer “toolkits” with information about tax incentives and
    benefits (business case) of hiring individuals with disabilities.

    DPN Role-Increase Employment
    Outcomes and Self-Sufficiency
 Increase registrant levels of job seekers with
 Improve job development services.
 Encourage individual development
 Foster Ticket to Work Program.
 Increase on-the job training, apprenticeship,
  internship opportunities.
         What a Navigator is…

   A systems change
   A problem solver
   A relationship builder
   A resource
   A facilitator
   A team coordinator

        What a Navigator is not…

 A case manager
 A front-line staff person
  in a workforce center
 A Community Work
  Incentives Coordinator
 A Vocational
  Rehabilitation Specialist

            Systems Change Agent
   Examples include:
     – Expand blended/braided funding opportunities.
     – Improve access to One-Stop Career Center services.
     – Increase access to training funds.
     – Increase co-enrollment.
     – Leverage resources for job seekers.
     – Improve coordination and integration with Vocational
       Rehabilitation agencies.
     – Partner with SSA Community Work Incentives
       Coordinator (CWIC) under the Work Incentives
       Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program.
     – Facilitate co-location in One-Stop Career Centers.
     – Increase EN status of WIBs/One-Stop Career Centers.
                 Problem Solver
   Examples include:
    – Remove barriers to employment
      (transportation, housing, etc.).
    – Connect job seekers to
      community resources.
    – Foster use of work incentives to
      reach employment goals in
      coordination with CWICs.
    – Address One-Stop Career Center
      staff questions on the ADA or
      other disability-related topics.
    – Consult with employers to
      establish reasonable
              Relationship Builder
   Examples include:
    – Coordinate One-Stop Career Center orientation tours
      and open house events targeting the disability
    – Participate regularly in community events, resource
      fairs, and business roundtables.
    – Consult with mandated and non-mandated partners
      about accessibility, accommodations, and other
      disability- related topics.
    – Establish or join inter-agency collaborations to improve
      employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities.

   Examples include:
    – Respond to questions and offer guidance to staff on
      serving a wide range of job seekers with disabilities.
    – Provide orientations on One-Stop Career Center
      services to a wide range of community service
    – Coordinate workshops in One-Stop Career Centers on
      disclosure, reasonable accommodations, work
      incentives, the ADA.
    – Offer information to the business community on hiring
      and retaining job seekers with disabilities.

   Examples include:
    – Bring together multiple partners
      who are working with one
      individual to foster a collaborative
      effort by building Integrated
      Resource Teams (IRTs).
    – Coordinate staff training on a
      variety of disability-related topics.
    – Improve communication between
      One-Stop Career Centers and
      partners by educating both about
      their systems.
    – Bridge the gaps between the
      business and human services
      committees by organizing forums
      for discussion.
                             ETA Priorities
   Career Advancement Accounts
   Demand-Driven
   Transitioning Youth
   Prisoner Reentry
   High Growth Job Training Initiative
   Community-Based Job Training Grants to Community Colleges
   Regional Economic Development
   Talent Development
   Life-Long Learning Opportunities/Multiple Education Pathways
   Partnerships/Collaboration with other agencies


 Developing linkages with other programs,
  agencies, and organizations is critical to
  leveraging resources to maximize services for
  our customers.
 We want to link the DPN grants with the
 The best way to do that is by contacting the
  State DPN Leads (provided as an
     Collaboration Strategies

 Link on the local levels.
 Conduct joint grantee teleconferences.
 Share resources, rather than duplicate
 Attend each other’s conferences,
 Participate on inter-agency work groups
 Disseminate Effective Practices.

 One-Stop Toolkit Web site
  (http://www.onestoptoolkit.org)- Includes training
  materials, products, and strategies developed by
  WIG and DPN grants.
 DisAbility Online
  Disabilities Program’s home page.
 LHPDC’s Web site on DPNs and WIGs
       Additional Information

   Contact: Randee Chafkin,
    – (202) 693-2723
    – chafkin.randee@dol.gov

   State DPN Leads-Refer to Attached
Together We Can Do It!

 Glenn Olsen, the Wisconsin State DPN
  Lead, will be sharing several local
  effective practices for linking with
 Contact Information: Glenn Olsen,
  (608) 264-8164,

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