News Release

$8.4M in continued funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities announced by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced a total of $8,422,574 in continued funding for organizations that develop models, provide technical assistance and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

"Individuals with disabilities have skills and experiences that employers need," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "These federal grants will help connect these workers with employers and put them on the path to economic self-sufficiency."

The recipients and the amount of funding they are receiving are:

ODEP works to increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities by developing and influencing policies and practices. For more information, visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/.

ODEP News Release: 
09/11/2014
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Laura McGinnis

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Media Contact Name: 

Tania Mejia

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Release Number: 
14-1699-NAT