In August 2018, Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of up to $100 million for Trade and Economic Transition National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs), with funding amounts of up to $8 million for each award. These DWG grants are offered under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Dislocated Worker Grant program, authorized under Section 170 of WIOA and administered according to 20 CFR part 687. This grant will enable successful applicants to address ongoing or emerging workforce and economic challenges by providing training and career services to dislocated workers seeking reentry into the workforce, and increasing their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. Available funds for this grant could be reduced by other, unforeseen DWG funding needs, such as natural disasters and national emergencies, including national health emergencies such as the opioid crisis.

Awarded Grants

Awarded Grants
Grantee Amount
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development $3,353,732
Bucks County Workforce Development Board, Inc. (Pennsylvania) $1,713,994
California Employment Development Department $7,753,552
Capital Workforce Partners, Inc. (Connecticut) $5,880,350
Cherokee Nation Career Services $7,996,449
Generation: You Employed, Inc. (Washington, DC-based; serving Florida and Alabama counties) $4,566,128
Goodwill of Southern Nevada $1,515,508
Greater Nebraska Workforce Development Board $2,691,943
ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. (Virginia-based; serving the Virgin Islands) $4,997,845
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity $2,000,000
Michigan Workforce Development $3,200,000
Missouri Division of Workforce Development $3,896,072
New York State Department of Labor $8,000,000
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services $8,000,000
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission $8,000,000
Palmetto Goodwill (South Carolina) $4,246,254
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry $8,000,000
TRWIB Inc. (Pennsylvania) $7,845,563
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development $7,763,304
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development $2,000,000
Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston $6,006,431
Total $109,537,210