Department of Education Announces State Grant Program to Enhance Outcomes for Youth Receiving SSI

The Department of Education has published a notice inviting applications from states for a new competitive grant program, Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE). PROMISE seeks to improve the education and career outcomes of low income children with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The program is designed to serve children with disabilities, ages 14-16, who are receiving SSI and their families.

PROMISE is open to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and states may apply together as a consortium. The Department intends to fund three to six projects at $4.5 million to $10 million a year for 5 years. PROMISE encourages formal partnerships with agencies and entities in the state that play a role in the development and implementation of policies and practices that affect child SSI recipients.

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