Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $2.3 Million For Rutgers

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $2.3 Million For Rutgers

Federal Funds Would Be Used to Establish Technical Assistance,Research Center to Help Disabled Seek Employment

Washington - Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the U.S Department of Labor has awarded Rutgers University $2.3 million to establish a technical assistance and research center to help the disabled find employment.

"These funds will help Rutgers establish valuable leadership programs for adults with disabilities," said Sen. Lautenberg. "This center will provide critical research and technical assistance to improve employment opportunities for adults with disabilities."

"These funds will help Rutgers research and develop innovative programs aimed at ensuring adults with disabilities have the tools they need to succeed and live self-sufficiently," said Sen. Menendez. "In this increasingly competitive global economy, it is critical that these programs continue to exist."

The funds -- which total $2,306,066 -- will be used to establish a National Technical Assistance and Research Center to Promote Leadership for Employment and Economic Independence for Adults with Disabilities at Rutgers University. Programs will be established to help adults with disabilities increase their employment and economic self-sufficiency skills.