Labor receives $2.5M to help youth with disabilities become employed

courtesy: MGN Online
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Published: Sep. 23, 2016 at 12:31 PM MDT
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The Idaho Department of Labor will receive a $2.5 million grant to help youth with disabilities gain employment.

The money will be used for more training opportunities, build community partnerships and help youth with disabilities ages 14-24 transition from school to employment.

The Idaho DOL was one of six states to receive a slice of $14.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of its Disability Employment Initiative.

DEI funds help refine and expand workforce strategies proven to be successful, and enhance inclusive service delivery through the public workforce system.

The U.S. DOL has given out $123 million over the past seven years through the initiative to 49 projects in 28 states, according to a news release.


to read the full news release.