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

In June 2021, the Department of Labor announced the CAREER Employment Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG) of up to $3 million via Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 25-20. Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker programs by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.

The CAREER DWG initiative provided nearly $90 million to support the recovery from the unprecedented unemployment and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. CAREER DWG activities include expanding comprehensive employment services and enhancing the accessibility and capacity of the workforce system through virtual platforms and other technology.

Click on the links in the following table to view CAREER DWG recipients and proposed project information. 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
Pima County (AZ) $365,535
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
Orange County (CA) $3,000,000
Richmond Workforce Development Board (CA) $893,164
Sacramento (CA) $1,714,588
San Diego (CA) $1,714,588
Santa Barbara (CA) $2,500,000
Connecticut Workforce Alliance $2,532,680
Delaware Dept of Labor $2,903,766
Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (GA) $2,500,000
Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity $3,000,000
City of New Orleans (LA) $2,996,617
Maine Department of Labor $3,000,000
Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development $3,000,000
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (MD) $2,781,240
Mississippi Department of Employment Security $1,925,529
Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium (NY) $50,000
New York State Department of Labor $3,000,000
Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NY) $950,495
Capital Area Workforce Development Board (NC) $1,927,284
City of Greensboro (NC) $3,000,000
Cherokee Nation $2,996,534
Worksystems, Inc. (OR) $2,329,992
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (PA) $2,997,086
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry $3,000,000
Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PA) $3,000,000
Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados, Inc. (PR) $2,964,964
Upper Savannah Council of Governments (SC) $2,836,669
South Dakota Dept of Labor and Regulation $2,107,312
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area $758,013
Hampton Roads Workforce Council (VA) $1,502,141
Midwest Urban Strategies (WI) $3,000,000
Wisconsin Dept of Workforce Development $3,000,000