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WRI’s history of success makes it easy to entrust us with your next event, grant submission, funding distribution, or staff hiring and onboarding. WRI offers expertise and flexible, innovative solutions to meet your complex project management and staffing needs.
Below is a sampling of our work. Contact us to learn more about how WRI's manages their application programs, services we can offer for your next event, and how we can help administer your hiring and staffing needs!
WRI Solutions efficiently and effectively directs your funds and resources into the hands of those who need them. WRI brings extensive project management and technical skills to this work, and can also report back comprehensive data and analysis of the funding’s impact.
OCFS contracts with WRI to provide financial support to youth with current or former foster care involvement who are in college or a vocational school. WRI built, hosts, and maintains an online portal for youth to apply for funds for tuition, housing, and other school-related expenses. WRI provides dedicated and compassionate staffing for ongoing application review and processing to ensure the youth get the support they need.
For the 2021-2022 school year, 1,158 students applied to the ETV program. The funds have a significant impact on students. As one awardee said, “If it wasn’t for ETV, I wouldn’t have the aid I needed to become successful in college. I just want to say thank you so much.”
WRI administered pandemic-related funds authorized through the federal John H. Chafee Foster Care program to support older youth in, or formerly in, foster care. OCFS contracted with WRI Solutions to develop and staff an online portal, so youth can apply for pandemic relief awards. The application allows youth to articulate the financial impact COVID-19 had on them during a specific time period, as well as identify their ongoing service needs. More than 4,900 youth have been awarded since the program began July 1, 2021. In July of 2023, the Chafee-Beyond program was launched, continuing youth awards unrelated to pandemic impact.
Through private donations to HRI for New York State’s COVID-19 Relief effort, awards were made available to offset direct expenses incurred at the height of the pandemic by the state’s first responders and essential workers. OCFS contracted with WRI Solutions to develop a navigable application platform that facilitated income documentation upload, internal eligibility review processing, and management of electronic payment disbursement. More than 100,000 individuals submitted applications, and available funds covered awards to more than 30,000 individuals.
On behalf of OCFS, WRI administered federal CARES Act funds to assist childcare providers in New York State by reimbursing expenses related to the pandemic, including short-term rental assistance for additional space; reopening/restructuring materials, activities, and supplies; and temporary operating assistance. Providers submitted receipts for expenses, and WRI Solutions matched these to OCFS-generated award letters and issued payments. Nearly 2,500 payments were made to childcare providers across the state.
WRI Solutions puts its planning and implementation expertise to work for your in-person, online, or hybrid training or meeting. Whether you’re considering concurrent sessions or need accessibility accommodations, plan for success with WRI.
WRI provided support to UCS for training under the Statewide System Improvement Program (SSIP). SSIP is a federally funded initiative allowing communities to coordinate and improve responses to families impacted by parent substance abuse disorders who are involved in the child welfare system. WRI implemented trainings designed to provide relevant information, review data, and explore opportunities to develop strategies for cases at the intersection of the courts, child welfare, and substance use disorder treatment.
Lifespan contracted with WRI to implement a webinar series in partnership the U.S. Department of Justice, NYS Office of Victim Services, NYS Office for the Aging, NYC Elder Abuse Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. WRI’s event support included event planning, registration, and technical assistance including facilitation of multiple, concurrent sessions, as well as feedback collection at the conclusion of the conference.
WRI Solutions puts its expertise to work for your talent acquisition and workforce maintenance. Let us provide a more streamlined approach to your hiring and staffing needs.
NYSAMP is a statewide program that provides access to mediation and other alternative dispute resolution services to farmers, agri-businesses, and others in the agricultural community. WRI provides administrative and human resources support to the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the NYS Unified Court System, as well as through a contract with Cornell University.
WRI has provided technical support to NYC DOHMH for more than 20 years to support the agency’s human resources and procurement needs. WRI’s role includes staffing, human resources management, and financial administrative services.