Traditional Community Employment Grant for people with disabilities

Posted by Kessler Foundation on December 18, 2018

Kessler Foundation Invites Applications for Traditional Community Employment Grant

The Kessler Foundation is a public charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications to its Traditional Community Employment Grants program, which supports solutions focused on increasing employment and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities in New Jersey. Priority areas of interest include transition-to-work for youth and adults, employment-related transportation issues, vocational training, workplace preparation, and strategies to support recruitment, hiring, placement, and retention.

Any organization that serves residents of New Jersey and is recognized as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes nonprofit agencies, public or private schools, and public institutions such as universities and governmental entities. Preference will be given to organizations employing a large number of staff members self-identifying as having a disability.

Grant amounts will range between $25,000 and $50,000. Organizations may apply for indirect cost expenses of up to 8 percent in their project budgets. There is no matching-grant requirement.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Kessler Foundation website.

Deadline: April 8, 2019

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