Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment Through Equitable Employment Recovery (CAREER) National Dislocated Worker Grants

The Department of Labor announces the CAREER Dislocated Worker Grants initiative, which provides up to $90 million in grant awards to successful applicants. These grants will enable successful applicants to address and recover from the unprecedented unemployment and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds for these DWGs will support and enhance comprehensive employment services, and for supporting digitalization of services to unemployed jobseekers as well as the data systems necessary to connect the unemployed to reemployment.

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.

Click on the links in the table below to view CAREER DWG award recipients. Please note that the grant approval amount may not represent the current obligation of funds.


CAREER Dislocated Worker Grant Awards (alphabetical by state)

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (AK) $2,927,293
Able-Disabled Advocacy, LLC (CA) $1,509,551
Hospitality Industry Training & Education Fund (CA) $3,000,000
Metro Community Ministries, LLC (CA, GA, VA) $3,000,000
NOVA Workforce Development Board - City of Sunnyvale (CA) $3,000,000
Richmond Workforce Development Board (CA) $893,164
Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity $3,000,000
City of New Orleans (LA) $2,996,617
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (MD) $2,781,240
St. Charles County Government (MO) $1,029,834
Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium (NY) $50,000
New York State Department of Labor $3,000,000
Capital Area Workforce Development Board (NC) $1,927,284
Cherokee Nation $2,996,534
Worksystems, Inc. (OR) $2,329,992
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry $3,000,000
Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PA) $3,000,000
Upper Savannah Council of Governments (SC) $2,836,669
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area $758,013
Hampton Roads Workforce Council (VA) $1,502,141