Job Programs for People With Disabilities

Posted by Kessler Foundation on January 4, 2016

Kessler Foundation Seeks Applications for New Jersey-Based Job Programs for People With Disabilities

The Kessler Foundation is dedicated to improving quality of life for people with disabilities through discovery, innovation, demonstration, application, and dissemination. To that end, the foundation has announced a Request for Proposals focused on awarding projects, primarily in New Jersey, that increase employment and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

The program seeks to support projects, programs, capacity building, pilot initiatives, and creative solutions that focus on job placement, education, training, and retention for New Jersey citizens with disabilities. These solutions must improve the employment landscape and lead to full-time or part-time employment, and thereby provide the independence and economic self-sufficiency important for living a purposeful life. Priority is given to projects serving individuals with mobility disabilities, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, epilepsy or other impairments primarily from neuromuscular disorders.

Nonprofit organizations serving New Jersey residents that are tax-exempt according to the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. This includes nonprofit organizations, public/private schools, and public institutions. The foundation will accept applications from groups based outside New Jersey as long as the proposed grant projects are based in New Jersey and serve New Jersey residents.

The program typically awards two-year grants of up to $100,000.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the Kessler Foundation’s website


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