The Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) Program is looking for public comment. The PROMISE program is a Joint program with the Department of Education (ED), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Social Security Administration (SSA).
PROMISE was created to foster improved health, education, and post-secondary outcomes for children ages 14-17 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as their families. The primary focus of the initiative is to support improved coordination of various services, such as those available through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program, Medicaid health and home and community based services, Job Corps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Workforce Investment Act programs. PROMISE also seeks to facilitate the increased use of such services, ensuring that families are tied into programs for which they might be eligible, but are not yet participating.
- More information regarding the program and the Public Input Notice can be found at http://www.ed.gov/promise.