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The National Rehabilitation Association of Job Placement & Development (NRAJPD), a division of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), has Development Grant funding available again this year! Development Grant funding is typically from $150-$200, but each request is considered individually based on need. 

These grants will be awarded to state chapter divisions of JPD to provide assistance with the development of establishing a JPD division within a state chapter of NRA, membership recruitment, membership retention, training, etc.  In the past, these grants have supported training or networking activities, but they are purposely left open for the state chapter JPD divisions to decide what best fits their individual needs.

The development grant application is enclosed, and the deadline for applications on projects to be completed this year will be March 15, 2019 In order to be considered and receive a NRAJPD Development Grant for your state chapter JPD division, an application must be fully completed and submitted by the deadline .   Incomplete applications will not be given consideration, so please be thorough. Members of the NRAJPD Board will review each one received and notify applicants about their grant approval by March 29, 2019.  

In order to receive your Development Grant payment from NRAJPD, the final report must be fully completed and sent to NRAJPD Treasurer, Christa Martin, no later than December 15, 2019 . You will receive this form upon your 2019 NRAJPD Development Grant approval notification.

Please contact Christa Martin at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to submit a 2019 NRAJPD Development Grant application by the deadline of March 15, 2019.

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The Association is one of the largest divisions of the National Rehabilitation Association, serving individuals and organizations whose efforts are directed toward career development and employment of persons with disabilities.

JPD seeks to enhance these efforts by:

Exchanging ideas

Increasing understanding

Identifying goals

Cooperative action

These efforts are approached on a nationwide basis by a strong and growing JPD national, regional, and state network.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to any person or group who is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association and is interested in enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities are involved in the job placement process.

 Our Purpose   

The purpose of the National Rehabilitation Association of Job Placement & Development is to advance employment opportunities for all individuals with disabilities by: Encouraging, supporting and promoting job placement activities. Promoting wider understanding and vocational acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Encouraging job placement considerations throughout rehabilitation process. Fostering research and publication of articles on the philosophy, techniques and experience in selective job placement. Developing professionals standards for persons and facilities engaged in placement of individuals with disabilities. Conducting meeting, seminars and clinics to improve the capabilities of effectiveness of those engaged on selective job placement. Developing professional training opportunities for all persons directly in selective placement of individuals with disabilities. Attracting people with interest and initiative into the field of selective job placement, elevating the discipline in stature, and encouraging nondiscrimination impedes the employment of individuals with disabilities.


JPD's History within NRA

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