States have until Aug. 1 to apply for $15.6 million worth of grants the U.S. Department of Labor plans to distribute to help more disabled adults and young people take part in education and training programs.
The department plans to award the eight grants in total — ranging in amounts from $1.5 million to $2.5 million. At least one grant will go separate programs designed to help each of these groups: people over the age of 18 with disabilities, people between the ages of 14 and 24 with disabilities, and people who are 14 or older and have significant disabilities.
The grants are coming from the Department of Labor’s Disability Employment Initiative. Since 2010, the initiative has been used to award more than $109 million worth of grants to 43 workforce-development agencies in 27 states, according to a Department of Labor news release.