Project E3 provided technical assistance tailored to the needs and resources of each economically distressed community. We 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.

Our on-site, intensive technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their community partners increased the VR participation rates and competitive integrated employment outcomes of people with disabilities who had been historically underserved.

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. Our assistance focused on the following strategies: