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EmployABILITY
Business Grant

California business owners: 

Grow your business, upgrade your hiring and create job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

EmployABILITY Business Grant

Part of the Demand Employment Side Initiative (DSEI) from the California Department of Rehabilitation, the EmployABILITY Business Grant offers small- and medium-sized businesses in California the opportunity to grow their businesses and upgrade their hiring. 

Who can apply?

Owners of small- or medium-sized businesses based in California can apply.

Visit our FAQs for more information.

How much are the grants?

The grants range from $20,000-$200,000. The amount rewarded depends on the availability of grant funding and the potential impact of hiring individuals with disabilities.

How can I apply?

 Download and review the EmployABILITY Business Grant application. 

 

If you have questions, contact DSEI@dor.ca.gov.

Upgrade Your Hiring

Companies who championed disability inclusion had 28% higher revenue, 2x the net income and 30% higher profit margins over a four-year period. 

Hiring individuals with disabilities increases the pool of qualified candidates by 61%, according to a report for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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