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RA: Projects with Industry - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.234 - Projects with Industry


Program Goal: Projects with Industry Program (PWI) Internal Goal
Objective 8.1 of 2: ENSURE THAT PWI SERVICES (THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY) RESULT IN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT, INCREASED WAGES, AND JOB RETENTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Placement rate of individuals with disabilities into competitive employment: The percentage of individuals served who are placed in competitive employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of individuals served who were placed in competitive employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
59
 
1998
49
 
1999
59
61
2000
61.90
61
2001
62.40
62
2002
63.20
62.20
2003
53.27
62.40
2004
 
62.70


Progress: From FY 1998 through FY 2002, the grantees performance has steadily increased but did fall in FY 2003. It is anticipated that performance will increase in FY 2004, it will be lower in FY 2005 and increase again in FY 2006.

Explanation: FY 2003 performance was lower than FY 2002 because it was the first year of a new grant cycle. FY 2004 is expected to show an increase because the grants from FY 2003 are now in their second year. It is anticipated that in FY 2005 there will be a decrease in performance because it will be the first year of a new grant cycle and FY 2006 should then increase as projects will be in their second year.  
Additional Source Information: Grantee performance indicator data.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
The sources and data quality are validated by checking to see if the data are reasonable. On site compliance reviews are also conducted on at least 15 percent of grant recipients annually to (a) determine whether that grant is managed in accordance with Federal requirements; (b) identify areas where the project can be improved; and (c) assess the project's mission as it relates to the Department's mission.

Limitations: The primary limitation of the data is that they are self-reported. Technical assistance and regular monitoring is provided to grantees in order to receive updated reports from the grantee regarding progress toward meeting project goals.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Change in earnings of individuals who are placed in competitive employment: Projects With Industry projects will report that participants placed in competitive employment increase earnings by an average of at least $218 per week.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Average increase in weekly earnings in dollars
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
207
 
1998
209
 
1999
226
209
2000
252
218
2001
236
218
2002
234
226
2003
244
231
2004
 
233


Progress: From FY 1998 through FY 2002, the grantees performance has steadily increased but did fall in FY 2003. It is anticipated that performance will increase in FY 2004, it will be lower in FY 2005 and increase again in FY 2006.

Explanation: FY 2003 performance was lower than FY 2002 because it was the first year of a new grant cycle. FY 2004 is expected to show an increase because the grants from FY 2003 are now in their second year. It is anticipated that in FY 2005 there will be a decrease in performance because it will be the first year of a new grant cycle and FY 2006 should then increase as projects will be in their second year.  
Additional Source Information: Grantee performance indicator data.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.
Same as 1.1

Limitations: Same as Indicator 1.1. In addition, performance data on this indicator are further limited because the national average is calculated based on self-reported project averages.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: ENSURE THAT PWI SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH THE MOST NEED.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Percentage of individuals served who were unemployed for 6 months or more prior to program entry who are placed in competitive employment: The percentage of previously unemployed individuals served who are placed into competitive employment will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of previously unemployed individuals served who were placed in competitive employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
60
 
1998
48
 
1999
58
62
2000
60.80
60
2001
67.20
61
2002
64.70
61.20
2003
53.20
63
2004
 
64


Progress: Since FY 1997, the grantees have had inconsistent performance. From FY 2001 through 2002, grantee performance exceeded performance target however FY 2002 through 2003 has shown a decrease in performance. It is anticipated that the program will increase performance in 2004 through 2006.

Explanation: The overall number and percent of previously unemployed persons who were placed in competitive employment has increased annual in 1998 through 2001, with a decrease in 2002 through 2003. FYI 2004 is expected to show an increase because the grants from FYI 2003 year one grants are now in their second year. It is anticipated that in FYI 2005 there will be a decrease in performance because it will be the first year of a new grant cycle and FYI 2006 should then increase as projects will be in their second year.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: Federal Statistical Agencies.
Grantee performance indicator data.

Limitations: Same as Indicator 1.1

 

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