Projects funded in the past include: projects focusing on the training and placement of older individuals with disabilities; projects to train and place individuals with disabilities in specific industries (e.g., the electronics industry); projects to promote the school-to-work transition of youth with disabilities.
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.
In fiscal year 2008, an estimated 63 projects will be funded. In FY 2007, PWI projects placed over 5,000 individuals with disabilities in competitive employment.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to support projects to prepare persons with disabilities for employment in the competitive labor market.
Any industrial, business, or commercial enterprise; labor union employer; community rehabilitation program provider; trade association; Indian tribe or tribal organization; designated State unit; or other agency or organization with the capacity to create and expand job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.