$15 Million Available For Disability Employment Initiative

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:

  1. 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;
  2. Improve training and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and support businesses; and
  3. Increase the number of workforce entities functioning as Employment Networks

Info: https://goo.gl/h4UkVR (NOFA); Erika Beasley, grants management specialist, Beasley.Erika@dol.gov or telephone, (202) 693-3906.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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