Illinois Disability Employment Initiative
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 2010, Illinois was awarded a Round 1 DEI grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. When this grant ended in 2013, a Round 4 grant was awarded. This grant began in 2013 and will end in 2016.
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Workforce Development
- Medicaid Agencies
- Employer Engagement
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
- Resource Leveraging