[nabs-l] Instead of Cars, Jobs

William ODonnell william.odonnell1 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 25 03:50:32 UTC 2010


You are preaching to the quire… I support and validate this post.

--- On Tue, 8/24/10, Joe Orozco <jsorozco at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Joe Orozco <jsorozco at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] Instead of Cars, Jobs
> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>, "'Writer's Division Mailing List'" <stylist at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 6:47 PM
> See, instead of using current
> resources on distant future projects like the
> blind driver challenge, the NFB could be using funds to
> pursue opportunities
> like the one below, projects that actively find ways to put
> people into jobs
> in the here and now.  I hope someone in Baltimore
> tracks these kinds of
> opportunities:
> 
>  Department of Labor: Add Us In Initiative 
> 
> CFDA: 17.720
> 
> Deadline: September 1, 2010 
> 
> Amount: Estimated funds available: $2,300,000. Estimated
> grant range:
> $500,000-$625,000. Estimated number of awards: Up to 4. 
> 
> Eligibility: Eligible consortiums consisting of four
> organization types,
> including an association of targeted business owners or
> other similar
> entity, a
> disability-serving organization, a local workforce
> investment board, and a
> youth-serving organization (See full announcement for
> additional
> information.)
> 
> 
> Description: This program provides support to eligible
> consortia efforts to
> design, implement, and evaluate innovative systems models
> that support
> integrated
> employment opportunities for people with disabilities
> within targeted
> businesses. Priority will be given to proposed activities
> that integrate the
> following
> objectives: increase the ability of targeted businesses to
> employ adults and
> youth with disabilities; develop and evaluate replicable
> models, strategies
> and policies that would ensure that youth and adults from
> targeted
> populations with disabilities have access to a broader
> range of employment
> and mentoring
> opportunities; and, form and strengthen connections between
> targeted
> businesses, diversity-serving organizations, youth-serving
> organizations,
> and disability-serving
> organizations, building a national and local network of
> experts skilled in
> serving individuals with disabilities.
> 
> Contact: 
> Cassandra Mitchell,
> 202-693-4570 
> 
> 
> 
> Joe
> 
> "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up
> their sleeves,
> some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at
> all."--Sam Ewing
> 
> 
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