The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $4 million to support choice and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the workforce. This award will help expand and enhance services that support individuals to work in their communities. It also furthers a top priority of the department to build a strong and inclusive workforce.
The award was given to Work Together NC and will support the Inclusion Works initiative, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve competitive integrated employment. NCDHHS is providing $4 million over a three-year period to Work Together NC using funds received from the state budget. This grant will help Work Together NC build partnerships at the State Level and expand its IDD Inclusive Employment Alliance. Congratulations to Brianne Tomaszewski and her research team.