Florida Disability Employment Initiative

Florida

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) is a three-year federal grant-funded program that improves education, training, employment opportunities, and employment outcomes for people who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. In 2012, Florida was awarded a Round 3 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  This grant ended in 2015.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Data Sharing
Date Enacted: 
10/15/2012
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