“Six states receive nearly $15M in grants to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities”


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development $2,500,000” This is the seventh round of DEI funding. Since 2010, the department has awarded grants of more than $123 million through the initiative to 49 projects in 28 states to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities. More information on the DEI is available here. DEI funds help refine and expand workforce strategies proven to be successful, and enhance inclusive service delivery through the public workforce system. Improvements include increasing the accessibility of American Job Centers, training front-line AJC and partner staff, and increasing partnerships and collaboration across numerous systems critical for assisting youth and adults with disabilities in securing meaningful employment.”

  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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