The mission of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)  is to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs) to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of people with disabilities through a career pathways framework in support of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The goal is for DEI grant funds to be the seed money to implement the sustainability of the practices within the AJC after the pilot funds have ceded and to replicate the successful strategies statewide or the national workforce system.  DEI is jointly funded with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).