Project E3 provided on-site, intensive technical assistance to State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and their community partners. The goal was to increase the VR participation rates and competitive integrated employment outcomes of historically underserved groups of individuals with disabilities in economically distressed communities. Project E3 provided intensive technical assistance in 12 States: California, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Project E3 developed long-term capacity-building relationships with local VR agency personnel, community-based organizations, key community stakeholders, people with disabilities, parent-educator groups, interfaith groups, and other community leaders.

Technical assistance was tailored to the needs and resources of each targeted community and focuses on the following strategies: