Jacksonville nonprofit receives $1.5 million grant


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Independent Living Resource Center was recently awarded the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance cooperative agreement from the Social Security Administration.

The WIPA program enables SSI and SSDI beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices about work, and supports working beneficiaries to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. The grant award, dispersed over five years, provides the ILRC with $1.5 million in federal funding.

The award expands Work Incentives Planning and Assistance services into 37 Florida counties. The WIPA project, one of 25 programs at the ILRC, employs three Certified Work Incentives Coordinators who provide work incentives advisement to beneficiaries. Two new CWIC positions will be created for the ILRC satellite office in Clay county along with a contractual position in the Florida panhandle.

For more information on the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program or to apply, contact Ivy Summey, WIPA Program Manager, at 904-399-8484 or IvyS@theILRC.com