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RA: Projects with Industry - 2005

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
54.20
62.40
2004
 
62.70
2005
 
63


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. FY 2005 is also expected to show an increase because the grants will be in the last year of a grant cycle. An error was discovered in this measure after the FY 2004 Program Performance Plan (PPP) had been published. However, it has been corrected for FY 2005 and 2006.  
Additional Source Information: Compliance Indicator and Annual Evaluation Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Web-based automatic edit checks. In addition, staff check data for ''reasonableness.''

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: By FY2008, Projects with Industry projects will report that participants placed in competitive employment increase earnings by an average of at least $250 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
242
231
2004
 
233
2005
 
238
2006
 
242
2007
 
245
2008
 
250


Explanation: An error was discovered in this measure after the FY 2004PPP had been published. However, it has been corrected for FY 2005 and 2006.  
Additional Source Information: Compliance Indicator and Annual Evaluation Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Web-based reporting system conducts automatic edit checks. In addition, staff check data for ''reasonableness.''

Limitations: Same as Indicator 1.1. In addition, performance data on this indicator are further limited because grantees submit an average aggregate figure of participants' wages.

 

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
54
63
2004
 
64
2005
 
65


Explanation: An error was discovered in this measure after the FY 2004 PPP had been published. However, it has been corrected for FY 2005 and 2006.  
Additional Source Information: Compliance Indicator and Annual Evaluation Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Same as Indicator 1.1

 

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