Department of Labor awards nearly $25 million to improve employment for people with disabilities

The Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly $25 million in grants and other funding to improve the employment picture of the nation’s workers with disabilities. Seven states – California, Hawaii, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin – were provided a total of $21,166,560 under the Disability Employment Initiative to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. Additionally, DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy provided $3,787,000 in continued funding to five organizations managing consortia that develop models, provide technical assistance and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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