DOL Awards DEI Grants Totalling $15 Million to Six States

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a News Release on September 14, 2016, announcing "Six States Receive Nearly $15 M in Grants to Expand Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities."

This is the seventh round of Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) funding. Since 2010, the department has awarded grants of more than $123 million through the DEI to 49 projects in 28 states to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities.

Grants totalling $14,972,986 were awarded to the following recipients: 

  • State of California Employment Development Department - $2,500,000; 
  • Connecticut Department of Labor - $2,500,000;
  • State of Idaho - $2,500,000;
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - $2,500,000;
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - $2,500,000;
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - $2,472,986.
    • Total $14,972,986

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Posted: 9/20/2016 11:34 PM
Posted By: Jayson Gleneck
Posted In: Disability Employment Initiative
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