$22,000,000 Grant To Businesses That Employ People with Disabilities

Creates and expands job and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities by engaging the participation of business and industry in the rehabilitative process. PWI projects promote this involvement by making grants to a variety of agencies, business and industrial corporations, and foundations and by appointing Business Advisory Councils (BAC) to identify jobs and careers available in the community and provide advice on appropriate skills and training. Grants are awarded for up to 5 years and may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of the project. *No further competition for these grants will take place until FY 2001. Application packets will be available from the above source beginning 7/1/01. Completed applications should be mailed to the address below. Grantees must provide an annual evaluation of project operations in accordance with the established program standards. Contact Rehabilitative Services Administration Programs, Dept. of Education, Fred Isbister, Chief, Service Projects Branch, U.S. Dept. of Ed. Application Control Center, Attn:CFDA 84.234P; 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202-205-9297; {www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA/PGMS/pwi.html}.

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