New funding announced today will help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic reconnect to employment.

Read the news release from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

The $9.7 million investment from the Province of BC will provide funding to approximately 100 CLBC contracted employment service providers who deliver specialized employment services to the people CLBC serves. Funding amounts will be based on the number of people they are working with who require assistance to reconnect to employment.

Inclusion BC is administering the grant over two years on behalf of the Province of BC and Community Living BC.

Eligible organizations will receive an email invitation to apply on January 25, 2021.

Inclusion BC is currently reaching out to eligible service providers to confirm contact information for application invitations.

Timeline:

  • The application process will launch on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Check this website for updates and more information as it is released.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us at SupportedEmploymentRecovery@inclusionbc.org.

For Eligible Applicants

If you have received an email invitation to apply for the grant and have created an account with the link in that email, you can login to your application here:

https://recoveryemployment.smapply.io/acc/l/?next=/acc/sr/