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Project

Evaluation of the Add Us In Grant Program

Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Services
Program Evaluations
Research Services
Surveys & Data Collection
Client
U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy
Expertise
Survey Research and Data Collection
Quantitative Data Analysis
Process Evaluations and Qualitative Research

IMPAQ is currently supporting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in conducting an evaluation of the Add Us In grant program.  Add Us In seeks to increase the employment of people with disabilities within the small business community by collaborating and coordinating with businesses owned and operated by women; minorities; people with disabilities; veterans; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals; and implementing strategies to increase the capacity of these targeted businesses to provide integrated employment opportunities.  The goal of the evaluation is to determine the impact of the eight AUI grantees’ implementations by documenting systems change in their workforce systems compared with those in communities without AUI grants.  IMPAQ will conduct document reviews and an analysis of descriptive statistics for the program, bolstered by discussions with grantee leads, and will design, administer, and analyze a Web-based survey to address the study’s core research questions.