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EA offers pre-employment transition services to students with an IEP or 504 plan. Services are offered through a partnership with the Florida Department of Education's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Any student with an IEP or 504 plan can receive services during the school year and/or during the summer through the VR Career Camp.
EA's Housing and Development program focuses on improving family outcomes, increasing the availability of safe and affordable housing, and decreasing urban blight in Duval County. This program is funded by public and private grants, developer fees, CHDO subsidies, and donations.
EA's Wind Mitigation program focuses on decreasing the risk of wind and hurricane damage to homes occupied by Duval County residents that are low-income, disabled, or seniors. Qualified and approved applicants receive mitigation retrofits and/or waterproofing that will improve the safety of their homes and reduce their economic hardship by making them eligible for decreased insurance rates. This program is funded by the FEMA and FDEM Residential Construction Mitigation Program, CCTC donations, and developer fees.
EA's 21st CCLC program focuses on improving education and social outcomes of middle and high school students and their families in Duval County's Urban Core. This program is funded by the FDOE's 21st CCLC grant in conjunction with corporate sponsorships.