Department of Health and Human Services: Projects of National Significance: Partnerships in Employment Systems Change

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CFDA: 93.631

Deadline: Letters of intent: July 13, 2011. Applications: August 15, 2011.

Amount: Estimated funds available: $2,200,000. Estimated grant range: $300,000-$500,000. Estimated average award: $400,000. Estimated number of awards: 6.

Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit entities, including state and local governments, tribal governments, institutions of higher education, and faith- and community-based organizations working within a consortium consisting of, at a minimum, a State Developmental Disabilities Council, a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, a State Developmental Disabilities Agency, and a State Educational Agency

Description: This program provides support to design and implement statewide model demonstration projects that stimulate and advance systems change in order to expand competitive employment in integrated settings for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities. Proposed activities should be aimed at maximizing personal and economic independence for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition from education (secondary or postsecondary) or pre-vocational services to employment.

Contact: Larissa Crossen, 202-690-5999, 202-205-8037 (fax)

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