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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

DOL Announces $22 Million in Funds for Disability Employment Initiative

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August 24, 2010

DOL Announces $22 Million in Funds for Disability Employment Initiative

On August 9, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a solicitation of grant applications to fund program that will improve educational, training, and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information and a link to the solicitation, click here.

Funds will be awarded to state workforce agencies, which will collaborate with workforce investment boards and local areas. DOL intends to make 6 to 10 grant awards ranging from $1.5 to $6 million each to be spent over a three-year period with a focus on improving service delivery through the public workforce investment system job seekers with disabilities, building upon DOL’s Disability Program Navigator initiative and other model service delivery strategies.

How do you increase access to good jobs for people with disabilities? Do you partner with organizations that provide specialized services? Do you provide them yourselves? We would like to learn about sector initiatives specifically tailored to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Let us know about yours at nnspinfo.

We are also always interested in sharing information about funding opportunities for sector initiatives. Please send us links or notices of interest at the same address.

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