The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that six states will receive grants totaling $14,911,243 to improve employment opportunities for adults and youths with disabilities. The grants to Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, New York, and Washington are being awarded as part of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), a joint initiative of the department’s Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
“Our country succeeds when everyone is given the opportunity to succeed,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “The grants we are awarding…will increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities by connecting them to job-driven training programs that provide them with the skills to compete for high-demand industry jobs.”
This is the sixth round of DEI funding. Since 2010, the department has awarded grants worth more than $95 million through the initiative to 43 projects in 27 states to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of youths and adults with disabilities.
For more information about the DEI, visit https://disability.workforce3one.org/page/tag/dei_project.
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