EDD awards $2 million to provide job opportunities and training for people with disabilities


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

~~• “The California Employment Development Department (EDD) today awarded $2 million in Disability Employment Accelerator grants to provide job training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities. The EDD awarded the funding to six workforce development organizations that serve eight counties including Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Mono, Sacramento, San Diego and Tulare. “People with disabilities contribute greatly to the workplace,” said EDD Director Patrick W. Henning. “These grants will fund programs for people with disabilities that can lead to employment, career advancement and economic independence. ”The organizations will work with local businesses in high-growth industries to develop “earn-and-learn” strategies that include paid work experience, transitional jobs and on-the-job training opportunities for people with disabilities.”

  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Employment Development Department
Date Enacted: