Disability Employment Initiative Grants

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 1,500,000 - $ 2,500,000
Category of Funding ActivityEmployment, Labor and Training
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - The lead applicant must be the state workforce agency (SWA) that is eligible for funding under Title I of the WIA and for funding under the Wagner-Peyser Act. The SWA and its Local Workforce Investment Board(s) (LWIB), identified as a required partner for this project, must be involved in existing career pathways systems, programs, and partnerships. See Section III of the full announcement for complete eligibility details.

Program Description

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in coordination with the Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds authorized by Section171 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) for the Round V Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). We expect to fund approximately eight grants, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberSGA-DFA-PY-13-11
Funding Opportunity TitleDisability Employment Initiative Grants
Opportunity CategoryEmployment, Labor and Training
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards8
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 27, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateJuly 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
***The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is July 8, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Application Archive DateAugust 7, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 15,000,000
Award Amount$ 1,500,000 - $ 2,500,000
CFDA Number
  • 17.283 - Workforce Innovation Fund

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - The lead applicant must be the state workforce agency (SWA) that is eligible for funding under Title I of the WIA and for funding under the Wagner-Peyser Act. The SWA and its Local Workforce Investment Board(s) (LWIB), identified as a required partner for this project, must be involved in existing career pathways systems, programs, and partnerships. See Section III of the full announcement for complete eligibility details.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Labor
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Employment and Training Administration
Cam Nguyen
Grants Management Specialist

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