$12.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Improve Outcomes of Individuals with Disabilities in Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Development

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On October 26, 2015 (EST)

$12.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Improve Outcomes of Individuals with Disabilities in Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Development On October 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) announced more than $12.6 million in grants in multiple project areas to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilities—from cradle through career. The investments are aimed at promoting inclusion, equity and opportunity for individuals with disabilities to help ensure their economic self-sufficiency, independent living and full community participation.

They include awards to:

-- Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) to Mississippi State University;
-- American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) to Northern Arizona University;
-- Career Pathway Projects for Individuals with Disabilities to Georgia VRA, Nebraska Department of Education, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Kentucky Office for the Blind.
-- TA Center for VRA Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance to Stout, University of Wisconsin;
-- VRA Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities to Southern University;
-- Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center to San Diego State University;
-- VRA TA Center - Youth with Disabilities to Institute for Educational Leadership.

To learn more about these grant awards, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/126-million-grants-awarded-help-improve-outcomes-individuals-disabilities-vocational-rehabilitation-and-workforce-development



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