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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced the availability of $1,850,000 to fund a grantcooperative agreement to manage and operate the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities.
The center will increase the commitment and capacity of employers to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities by:
1) analyzing employer research, policies and practices related to disability employment; 2) researching effective employer engagement strategies; and 3) developing and providing outreach; and
3) offering technical assistance to targeted employers, such as federal agencies, federal contractors, small businesses and state governments.

The full announcement for this cooperative agreement opportunity (SCA-14-06), including eligibility requirements for applicants, can be found at http://www.grants.gov. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.