American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
Vocational Rehabilitation's ARRA Funded Projects
Expanded Services to Individuals with Mental Illness:
Expanded services to unserved and underserved populations through supported employment services to individuals with mental illness.
- Goodwill Industries
- Cirrus House
- Community Alliance
- Mental Health Center
- Liberty Center
Expanded Services to Individuals with ABI:
Supported employment services for persons with ABI: Assessment, job placement, skills training, extended supports, expand the scope and delivery of supported employment services.
- Employment Works
- Career Solutions, Ollie Webb Center
- Goodwill Industries
Transportation System for Omaha Tribe of NE:
Develop a transportation system to allow tribal members, including person with disabilities, to access jobs and services in South Sioux City area.
- Omaha Tribe of NE
Project SEARCH is a program to teach vocational and competitive skills that students with disabilities can use in a work environment. These skills help them step into the working world and be a little more independent. Students work on transferable job skills with a job coach focusing on things such as how to get along with co-workers, being on time for your job, and proper grooming for the workplace. Project SEARCH is a partnership between Nebraska Voc Rehab, the business, the school system in that city, the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Assistive Technology Partnership and DD Services.
- St Francis Medical Center
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- Faith Regional Medical Center
- Walmart Distribution Center
- St Elizabeth Medical Center
Expanded Services to Individuals with Autism:
Develop supported employment services to individuals with autism, including focused training on autism to VR staff and businesses
- Associated Builders & Contractors – Forklift operator
- Southeast Community College – Food preparation training
Self Employment Opportunities:
Provide assistance to individuals with disabilities in becoming self-sufficient by exploring self-employment opportunities including feasibility studies, business planning, and monitoring services.
- Abilities Fund
Provide GED instruction for individuals in the juvenile justice program
Job Coaching & Supported Employment:
More information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) can be found at the following links:
Department of Education
State of Nebraska
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509