Our Programs


ERI is funded through a variety of federal, state, and local funds. Some of the programs or projects that fund some of the services provided by ERI are described below.

ADA Wisconsin Partnership

The ADA Wisconsin Partnership is a coalition of people with disabilities, business and government that promotes full implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More about the ADA Wisconsin Partnership

Benefits Offset National Demonstration (BOND)

The Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) is a demonstration program created by the Social Security Administration to help Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries return to work. More about the BOND Program

Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

Dane County’s Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) are services and supports that assist people with mental health or substance use conditions to achieve their highest possible level of independence and stability. Comprehensive Community Services Program

Community Benefits Specialist Program (CBS)

The Community Benefits Specialist (CBS) Program is an outreach service designed to assist individuals with mental illness in Dane County in applying for public benefits like Social Security, Medicaid, and FoodShare, etc. More about the Community Benefits Specialist Program

Great People Have Great Mentors Campaign

Great People Have Great Mentors is a campaign to connect youth with disabilities with information about finding or being a mentor. People with mentors are more successful. People with mentors achieve their goals. Being a mentor changes lives. Being a mentor makes a difference. More about the Great People Have Great Mentors Campaign

Ticket to Work Program

The Ticket to Work Program was developed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a support structure for SSA recipients to seek and maintain employment. More about the Ticket to Work Program

Wisconsin Disability Benefits Network (WDBN)

The Wisconsin Disability Benefits Network (WDBN) provides training, technical assistance and a professional forum for Benefit specialists throughout Wisconsin. More about the WDBN Program

Wisconsin Promise

ERI is pleased to be part of this multi-agency collaborative to coordinate services and use best practices to prepare young adults for future career success and financial stability. More about Wisconsin Promise.

Work Incentives & Planning Assistance (WIPA)

The Work Incentives & Planning Assistance (WIPA) program provides counseling on work incentives and return to work supports necessary for Social Security beneficiaries. More about the WIPA Program