CAREER Dislocated Worker Grants support workforce systems in marginalized communities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $68 million in grant funding to help 29 organizations in 20 states and territories connect job seekers to employment as the economy continues its recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The grant awards are part of a total $90 million in funding announced on Aug. 19, 2021.

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants support organizations serving individuals most affected by the economic and employment fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, in particular those from historically marginalized communities or groups.

CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants fund a range of reemployment services that support job seekers with search assistance, career guidance and childcare and transportation costs. Recipients may deliver training services in classroom, virtual or work-based settings. They may also use grants to develop or upgrade virtual services, online platforms, data structures and other technological improvements to enable accessibility and capacity to support job seekers.  

The department announced the award of the initial $22 million in CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants on Aug. 25, 2021. It is now announcing a second round totaling $24 million awarded on Sept. 17, 2021, and a third round totaling $44 million awarded Sept. 27, 2021.

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, National Dislocated Worker Grants provide resources to states and communities to respond to and recover from events that cause widespread unemployment. 

The latest recipients of CAREER Dislocated Worker Grants are as follows:

Recipient

State/Territory

Amount

Pima County

Arizona

$365,535

County of Orange

California

$3,000,000

County of Santa Barbara Workforce Development Board

California

$2,500,000

Hospitality Industry Training and Education Fund

California

$3,000,000

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

California

$3,000,000

San Diego Workforce Partnership Inc.

California

$1,714,588

Workforce Alliance Inc.

Connecticut

$2,532,680

Delaware Department of Labor

Delaware

$2,903,766

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission

Georgia

$2,500,000

City of New Orleans

Louisiana

$2,996,617

Maine Department of Labor

Maine

$2,999,713

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp.

Maryland

$2,781,240

Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts

$3,000,000

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Mississippi

$1,925,529

St. Charles County Government

Missouri

$1,029,834

Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc.

New York

$50,000

New York State Department of Labor

New York

$3,000,000

Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services

New York

$950,495

City of Greensboro

North Carolina

$3,000,000

Worksystems Inc.

Oregon

$2,329,992

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute

Pennsylvania

$2,997,086

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

Pennsylvania

$3,000,000

Philadelphia Works Inc.

Pennsylvania

$3,000,000

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados Inc.

Puerto Rico

$2,964,964

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota

$2,107,312

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Texas

$758,013

Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Virginia

$1,502,141

Midwest Urban Strategies Inc.

Wisconsin

$3,000,000

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin

$3,000,000

 

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