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Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund

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Overview

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund (ERAF) creates a central fund where small to mid-sized Minnesota employers can request reimbursement for expenses related to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with disabilities. The ERAF's purpose is to encourage employment of people with disabilities by reducing any perceived or real financial barriers.

In addition to processing reimbursements, the ERAF Coordinator is available for technical assistance (TA) and consultation at no cost to employers. TA is available for the following activities:

  • Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities and implementing reasonable accommodations;
  • Consulting on how to locate, purchase, and implement reasonable accommodations that meet the needs of individuals with disabilities;
  • Connecting employers to disability-related trainings and resources, including DEED-specific programs and initiatives; and
  • Answering any questions about the ERAF.

ERAF is a two-year pilot program from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025. This program is appropriated $4,000,000.

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Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Apply
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Reimbursement Process Overview for Employers
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Eligibility
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Qualifying Reasonable Accommodations
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Reimbursement Limits
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund Information Sessions
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - About Us
Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund - Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

For questions, comments, assistance with the application, or requests for technical assistance/training, please contact us at Eraf.deed@state.mn.us.

Phone: 651-539-2390 or 1-833-391-8050

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