Throughout the country, there are approximately 45 Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs) leading to help strengthen the capacity of American Job Centers to serve people with disabilities through Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grants. To help put a spotlight on this group, WorkforceGPS is introducing a monthly series titled Seen & Heard to celebrate their work in supporting our mission and making a difference. This series will introduce DRCs and their impact.

DEI is administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) with joint funding from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Together, since 2010, grants have been awarded to 55 projects in 30 states.  To learn more about the DEI and how its innovative strategies can support your American Job Center to serve people with disabilities, please check out DEI WorkforceGPS.

(New) October 2019 DEI Seen & Heard – Meet Lisa Dunaway, Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) from Maryland DEI Project with Anne Arundel County Career Center focused on individuals with significant disabilities.

September 2019 DEI Seen & Heard – Meet Leah Hastad, Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) from Minnesota DEI Project with Southwest Private Industry Council, Inc. focused on youth with disabilities