In July 2022, the Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of funds for Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy, and Training (QUEST) Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker (DWGs) grants of up to $15 million per applicant. 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 award of nearly $199 million in QUEST DWGs supports projects that enable approximately 15,000 unemployed and underemployed people to enter, return to, or advance in high-quality jobs in infrastructure, environment and climate, the care economy, and other critical and growing industries. These grants prioritize individuals whose employment has been negatively impacted by the pandemic and individuals from historically marginalized and underserved populations and aligns with the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to provide high-quality jobs and build a skilled workforce while promoting equitable access for historically disadvantaged communities.

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

TEGL 2-22: QUEST: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants Funding Announcement, July 5, 2022

Awarded Grants

Recipient

State

Amount

Alabama Department of Commerce

AL

$4,425,091

Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

AZ

$14,999,987

California Department of Employment Development

CA

$13,491,103

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

CO

$6,760,724

Delaware Department of Transportation

DE

$11,025,885

Georgia Technical College System

GA

$15,000,000

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

HI

$10,595,171

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

IL

$11,147,910

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

IN

$10,800,000

Maine Department of Labor

ME

$7,023,439

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

MN

$2,888,545

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

MN

$1,000,000

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - White Earth Band

MN

$1,699,867

CNMI DOL Workforce Investment Agency Division

MP

$7,508,990

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

OH

$9,000,000

Cherokee Nation OK $14,999,978
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training RI $15,000,000
Lummi Nation WA $2,137,690
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe WA $7,524,643
Washington State Department of Employment Security WA $15,000,000
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development WI $15,000,000
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services WY $1,776,485
TOTAL   $198,805,508