Thinking Outside the Box: States’ Journey in Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Increase Competitive, Integrated Employment

Webinar Date: October 11, 2022   |   Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST


During May 2022, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) released a fact sheet titled Use of American Rescue Plan Section 9817 Funds to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities. This fact sheet describes the implementation of the temporary increase in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) aimed at expanding, enhancing, and strengthening competitive, integrated employment (CIE) opportunities for people with disabilities through Home and Community-Based Services.


In support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, close to 300 people joined the DETAC as we put a spotlight on three states that implemented creative initiatives with funding to increase CIE options for individuals with disabilities. Attendees learnt how they worked with partners to develop initiatives in their respective state plans combined with innovative proposals to sustain the efforts with funding through additional sources of revenue. Success stories also shared that is inclusive of addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in underserved communities.



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