New Jersey-Based Job Programs for People With Disabilities

Posted by Kessler Foundation on January 19, 2015

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

The Kessler 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 improve the employment landscape and lead to full-time or part-time employment, which provides independence and economic self-sufficiency — important factors toward 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 due to 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 non-New Jersey-based groups 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. Technical assistance sessions will be provided for applicants in early 2015; check the foundation’s website in mid-January for details.

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


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