Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the award of the first $22 million of a total of $90 million in funding to help nine organizations provide training and employment services for job seekers in historically marginalized communities as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts.
The department’s Employment and Training Administration awarded Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants ranging from $890,000 to $3 million. The funding is part of $90 million in available funds announced on Aug. 19.
CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants will support organizations serving individuals affected disproportionately by pandemic-driven layoffs, including people of color, Native Americans, individuals with disabilities, veterans and lower-income workers. The grants fund virtual employment services, employment retraining, English-language learning, peer coaches, career advising, child care and transportation costs.
This funding opportunity closes Aug. 31, 2021, and eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for the remaining $68 million in funding.
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, National Dislocated Worker Grants offer resources that provide flexibility to states and communities in response to and recovery from events that cause widespread unemployment.
|Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.||Anchorage||AK||$2,927,293|
|Richmond Workforce Development Board||Richmond||CA||$893,164|
|Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.||San Diego||CA||$1,509,551|
|NOVA Workforce Development Board: City of Sunnyvale||Sunnyvale||CA||$3,000,000|
|Metro Community Ministries Inc.||College Park||GA||$3,000,000|
|Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity||Springfield||IL||$3,000,000|
|Capital Area Workforce Development Board||Raleigh||NC||$1,927,284|
|Upper Savannah Council of Governments||Greenwood||SC||$2,836,669|
Source: US DOL