Capitol Correspondence - 09.06.22

Department of Labor Announces Funding for Disability Employment Center

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced $8 million to operate a policy development center focused on employment for people with disabilities. The funds are authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and will be used to operate a cooperative agreement with the National Disability Institute over a four-year period.

Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams, a spokesperson for the program, stated that “[t]his effort will raise awareness about disability employment data collection and improve financial empowerment and career pathways. By doing so, we can help create more competitive integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities.”