Disability Grant Programs
Disability Employment Initiative
The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) seeks to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes of youth and adults who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. The DEI is jointly funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Since 2010, the Department of Labor has awarded over $81 million in grants to 26 states through the initiative.
Disability Program Navigator
Between 2002 and 2010, the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and the Social Security Administration to better inform SSI/SSDI beneficiaries and other people with disabilities about the work support programs available at American Job Centers (also known as One-Stop Career Centers).
For further information on Department of Labor disability-related grant programs,
please visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy's grant page