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Grants to Increase Employment for Disabled Persons

GrantWatch ID#: 124233
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kessler Foundation

02/18/11 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $500,000 for innovative programs that increase employment outcomes for persons with disabilities. Funding is provided for interventions that reduce the need for long term dependence on public assistance, advance competitive employment in a cost effective manner, and are cutting-edge and non-traditional in nature. The purpose of this funding is to help reduce obstables for people with disabilities in order to help them lead full and productive lives in their communities.

Priority is placed on programs serving individuals with mobility and/or cognitive impairment from neurological disorders. This population may include (but is not limited to) individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida and other cognitive or neuromuscular disabilities.

$100,000 - $250,000 (maximum $500,000)

up to 2 years

Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt according to the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes US based non-profit organizations, public/private schools and public institutions, such as universities and government. Application is open to eligible organizations in any state.

Concept papers are due February 18, 2011 at 5PM. All applicants selected to submit a full grant proposal will be notified no later than March 15, 2011. At that time, a link to the full online application form will be provided. The deadline for full proposal submissions is June 10, 2011.

Concept Papers must be submitted via online application system:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kessler Foundation
300 Executive Drive, Suite 70
West Orange, NJ 07052
Telephone: 973.324.8362
Fax: 973.324.8373

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