Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success – Henry Ford.  ETA is pleased to highlight available resources administered across different federal agencies to help American Job Centers increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  This list will help you learn about other federal resources available in your state or local area to respond to the specialized needs of our customers.

Compilation of Federal Agency Resources

(NEW) Federal Online Resource DirectoryThis WorkforceGPS resource directory was developed to support you in locating different federal online tools available to help maximize a seamless experience for customers using the services of an American Job Center. Because it may not always be clear what resources are available by each agency listed below, this directory compiles agency information by topic area as an alternative resource. 

Individual Federal Agency Resources

Federal Resources from ACL- The Administration on Community Living (ACL) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACL leads the effort to increase access to community supports for all Americans, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities.  

Federal Resources from FEMAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates responses to help people before, during, and after disasters. Within FEMA is the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.

Federal Resources from ODEPThe Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities

Federal Resources from RSA– The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Education. RSA administers the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and other programs. RSA carries out different sections of the Rehabilitation Act and serves as one of the six core WIOA program partners.  

Federal Resources from SAMHSA- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Federal Resources from SSAThe U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency that administers Social Security, a social insurance program. SSA administers the largest of several federal programs providing assistance to Americans with disabilities through its disability benefits programs.

Federal Resources from VA / VETS– The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) determines whether an individual has a “service-connected” disability resulting from a disease or injury incurred during military service. Within the U.S. Department of Labor, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) office is focused on helping veterans, service members, and spouses find good jobs.