MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin will receive $32.5 million over the next five years to employ a model education initiative designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families.
Children on SSI, more commonly referred to as disability income, are being targeted by the PROMISE initiative.
PROMISE seeks to help child SSI recipients achieve better outcomes, including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing postsecondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting. The goal is for the child SSI recipients can achieve long-term reductions in reliance on SSI.
PROMISE is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Wisconsin is one of five states that will receive five-year grants totaling at least $30 million. The others are Arkansas, California, New York and Maryland. A consortium of six other states (Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Arizona) will also receive a grant for $32.5 million.
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