Agency: Labor Department–Employment & Training Administration (ETA) and Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP); Program: Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) (CFDA Number: 17.207) (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-17-05); Eligibility: Workforce Investment Act administering entities; Funding $15 million for eight awards; Deadline: July 31.
Summary: Funds go to develop and implement a plan for improving effective and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce. Projects must have a focus on youths.
The grants seek to:
- Increase access to and the participation of individuals with disabilities in WIOA-funded employment and training services, particularly those related to career pathways, in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs; community colleges and other education entities; human service agencies; and business partners;
- Improve training and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and support businesses; and
- Increase the number of workforce entities functioning as Employment Networks