Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Nearly $4 Million Goes to Fund Employment

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Nearly $4 Million Goes to Fund Employment

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The U.S. Labor Department recently announced $3.8 million in continued funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The continued funding is for organizations managing consortia that develop models, provide technical assistance, and share best practices to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. "Many employers know that incorporating the talents of all employees and potential employees, including those with disabilities, is a key to success," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. The National Technical Assistance, Policy and Research Center for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is receiving $1,520,000; a continuance of moneys awarded in September 2009 to manage a consortium charged with conducting research, assisting the department in developing and promoting employer-focused policies, disseminating information, and providing technical assistance to employers and employer organizations. The National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Employment and Economic Independence for Adults with Disabilities (NTARC) is being awarded $1,092,500. Housed at Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the NTARC was established in September 2007 when the Labor Department competitively awarded a 24-month cooperative agreement for $2,350,000 with three option years. …

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