Rhode Island Disability Employment Initiative

Rhode Island

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

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
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