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Growing their businesses and upgrading their hiring by creating meaningful job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

EmployABILITY Business Grant

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


EmployABILITY Business Grant recipients, or EmployABILITY Champions, are using grant funds to grow their businesses while creating meaningful career opportunities for individuals with disabilities by:

Hiring Individuals

with Disabilities

Educating Staff

on Disability Inclusion


Training Programs


Updated Equipment

Renovating Workplaces

for Accessibility

And More!

Upgrade Your Hiring

Our EmployABILITY Champions are growing, but not just because of EmployABILITY Business Grant funds. Hiring individuals with disabilities and investing in their careers is a smart business choice – no matter the size or industry of your business.


Companies who championed disability inclusion had 28% higher revenue, twice 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.

For ways DOR can help you upgrade your hiring, check out our DOR Services page

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