U.S. Dept. of Education awards nearly $199M to improve career opportunities for students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) announced recently it will fund 20 model demonstration projects focused on improving economic self-sufficiency for children and youth with disabilities by creating systemic approaches to enhance post-school outcomes.

The nearly $199 million in funding for the Pathways to Partnerships innovative model demonstration project supports collaborative partnerships between state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state and local educational agencies, and federally funded centers for independent living to help individuals with disabilities seamlessly transition to life after high school, preparing them for independent living, competitive integrated employment and community integration. Pathways to Partnerships is the largest discretionary grant ever administered by RSA.

More information about the Disability Innovation Fund and the new Pathways to Partnerships projects can be found by accessing any of the links below.