Are We Leaving Money on the Table? How Partnership Plus May Boost the Fiscal Stability of Inclusive Higher Education Programs
Colleges and universities use multiple means to meet their inclusive program costs, including state and federal funds, foundation monies, Medicaid waivers, vocational rehabilitation (VR) funds, and scholarships. One underused financial resource is the Partnership Plus model provided under the Ticket to Work program of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Partnership Plus is a structured services provision model between VR and other entities to assist SSA beneficiaries to employment, with compensation from SSA provided to each. Insight Brief #39 describes what Partnership Plus is, explain how it works, and illustrate how institutions of higher education (IHEs) already partnering with VR could build upon this partnership to gain program income.
Thelin, R. (2018). Are We Leaving Money on the Table? How Partnership Plus May Boost the Fiscal Stability of Inclusive Higher Education Programs. Think College Insight Brief, Issue No. 39. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.