The Road Map: Development Plans

A Development Plan is a Goal Focused Commitment

Once a participant has been accepted, the ELM Case Manager will work with the participant to create a development plan focusing on the principles of self-sufficiency, stewardship and service. This plan creates a road map unique to each participant's journey. Each plan creates specific tasks in six goal areas: employment, education, financial stewardship, housing, health, and service. Other goal areas may be identified as appropriate. Each participant will be asked to sign a commitment form agreeing to comply with their individual development plan and all future grants of any kind will be contingent on compliance with the plan. The commitment form will also require a participant to be free from any substance abuse. 


Development Plan Grants

The Case Manager will create a Grant Projection for each participant. Grants may be made for tuition assistance and other educational or training expenses, internship stipends, housing and child care assistance. ELM also has partnerships with providers for legal assistance, counseling, and emergency assistance and grants may be made to meet participant needs on a case by case basis. Grant Projections for individual participants and changes and additions to approved grants will be reviewed by the Grants committee and recommended to the board for final approval. 


Development Plan Meetings

Participants must agree to schedule regular accountability reviews with the ELM Case Manager. Compliance with the requirements of the plan and changes to the plan will be reviewed. The Self Sufficiency Assessment will also be administered and reviewed quarterly. New goals will be set and revised as needed. Noncompliance will result in suspension of any grants.

Find out what a development plan agreement looks like

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