“Employment First Federal-State Leadership Mentoring Program”


~~“Employment First has become a priority for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment (ODEP). Over the last several years, ODEP has been working with States on systems change efforts to increase community-based, integrated employment opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities. Through this work, States are encouraged to align their policies, service delivery systems, and reimbursement structures to encourage the implementation and expansion of integrated and competitive employment services.

In order to help States with this work, ODEP created the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program. This program provides assistance in the alignment of policies, coordination of resources, and updating of service delivery models, all in an effort to facilitate increases in integrated employment statewide for individuals with disabilities.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Other
  • Provider Transformation
  • Department of Human Services
Date Enacted: