USA Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support (ORDES)
03/30/15 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA and territories, non-profits, IHEs, businesses, State governments, and tribes to help disabled social security recipients enter the workforce. February 9 is the deadline for an optional letter of intent. Teleconferences will be held February 24 and March 12. March 23 is the deadline for questions.
WIPAs provide long term planning for transition-aged youth and may begin providing services to beneficiaries as young as 14.
The purpose of the program is to support beneficiaries who want to return to work to make a successful and profitable transition to the workforce. Beneficiaries that continue to work improve their economic independence and financial security.
WIPA projects help beneficiaries take advantage of work incentives programs, which may delay or reduce the effect of work on monetary benefits and health insurance. Additionally, WIPA projects act as repositories for information about other work incentives, benefits counseling services, and other resources that may help beneficiaries succeed in their work attempts, or may assist beneficiaries to improve financial stability as they return to work.
Each WIPA awardee must serve beneficiaries at least five business days per week, with the exception of holidays. Flexible hours are permitted. It is preferred that each awardee have some availability in the evenings or on weekends in order to support beneficiaries with nontraditional work schedules.
The majority of WIPA effort must be directed to one-to-one service to beneficiaries who are working or actively seeking employment or self-employment. These are the populations most in need of support to encourage them to gain, retain, or expand work activity.
GrantWatch ID#: 152499
- $100,000 - $300,000 for each budget period.
- U.S. Territories: $50,000 - $300,000 for each budget period.
The awardee must apply annually to continue the cooperative agreement and to receive funds in subsequent years of the five-year agreement. The awardee will produce a continuation application, subject to review and approval.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Administrative and budgetary requirements:
Office of Acquisition and Grants
Program Requirements or Technical Assistance:
Beneficiary Employment Support Branch
Grants.gov support staff
If your Grants.gov difficulties are not resolved, you may also contact the SSA Grants Management Team at Grants.Team@ssa.gov for assistance.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA)
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.