Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

October 7, 2011

According to recent news Hawaii is a lucky recipient of grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor, to provide better training, education and employment opportunities for disabled people who are having a hard time getting a job, or earning enough to live comfortably. Just six other states were awarded funds for this purpose. If the money is used wisely, hopefully it will improve many lives.

The total grant money that was distributed between the 7 states was $21.2 million. Of that amount, Hawaii’s state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will get over $2.9 million under the Disability Employment Initiative. This means that those benefiting must be receiving Social Security disability benefits.

The 7 states receiving benefits are merely newcomers to the initiative. The others include California, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. There are nine other states who are receiving continuing grants within the program.

Hawaii’s economy isn’t like other states, depending on which island you live on. If you are one of those looking to make a home on Maui for yourself, it is a good idea to get your ducks in a row financially, ahead of time. If you are disabled, well, all we can say is that if you have to face challenges in your lifestyle, you may as well face them in one of the most beautiful, clean and healthy places in the world.

If you are looking for South Maui real estate, you’ve found our specialty, and we would love to assist you in finding and purchasing the right Maui home to meet your needs. If you’d like some assistance, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

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