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Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE)

The Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE) program provides access and services to food stamp recipients in Washington state. Services include job search and job search training, education and skills training, and support services to Basic Food recipients not participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

RISE program is a three-year Supplemental and Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) pilot, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), from Dec. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2018.

RISE services are focused on the following populations: homeless, veterans, those with limited English proficiency, non-custodial parents in arrears and those who have experienced unemployment for 12 or more consecutive months. RISE services will be federally funded 100 percent for the pilot duration. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated administrative agency in Washington. RISE is a partnership of DSHS, SBCTC and community-based organizations (CBOs) in four Washington counties (King, Pierce, Spokane and Yakima).

At present, Highline College, North Seattle College and South Seattle Colleges are participating in the RISE program.

Contacts

Erin Frasier
Policy Associate, Workforce Education
efrasier@sbctc.edu
360-704-4339

Mat Carlisle
Program Administrator, Workforce Education
mcarlisle@sbctc.edu
360-704-4341

 

RISE Documents and Forms

RISE Provider Resources

  • DSHS RISE Provider Resources: Includes contracts, fiscal, forms, Mathematica Baseline System (EPIS), pre-implementation visit materials, RISE staff and media contacts, RISE training documents.
  • DSHS RISE Desk Aides: Includes comprehensive case management, Work-Based Learning (WBL), strategies for success, WDC Employment Navigator,  eJAS eligibility screening, RISE Case management, Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWD).

 

eJAS Access & Information

College staff use the electronic Jobs Automated System (eJAS) — pronounced eJazz — to create employment-focused service plans, track work-based learning, document case notes, run reports and more.

Access to eJAS

College representatives must complete and email the DSHS Non-Disclosure form to Kimberly Wheeler, SBCTC Workforce Education assistant to the director, or fax to 360-704-4418.

eJAS password reset

Contact Kimberly Wheeler, Assistant to the Director, Workforce Education, or call 360-704-4336.

Please provide your User ID when requesting a password reset.

eJAS technical assistance

For technical assistance using the RISE modules in eJAS, please contact Mat Carlisle, or call 360-704-4341.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs Nondiscrimination Statement

SBCTC is an equal opportunity provider. Read the entire USDA Nondiscrimination Statement  or to file a complaint.

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Last Modified: 11/2/17 3:54 PM

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