Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) grants help women affected by the opioid crisis to re-enter the workforce.
In 2019, the RESTORE grant program awarded $2,499,729 to five grantees that will use the funds to offer skills development and employment services to women workers by fostering cooperative relationships with key stakeholders that include public health and substance abuse treatment professionals and other human services and support services providers.
Recipients of the RESTORE grants must undertake one or more of the following activities:
- Provide skills development and employment services to women workers affected by the opioid crisis;
- Establish a new program or expand an existing program to quickly address the urgent challenges faced by women in areas of the country hardest hit by the opioid crisis; and
- Form partnerships with key stakeholders, including women's organizations and state and local women's commissions, as well as agencies and organizations in workforce development, public health and substance abuse, human services, and other supportive services.
In 2019, the Women’s Bureau awarded grants to the following entities:
- Helen Ross McNabb Center, Tennessee: $499,999
- Public Health Management Corporation, Pennsylvania: $499,730
- The Research Foundation for SUNY – University at Buffalo, New York: $500,000
- Total Action Against Poverty in the Roanoke Valley, Virginia: $500,000
- Urban Workforce Advantage, New Jersey: $500,000
Read the news release, the blog post , the frequently asked questions, and the Funding Opportunity Announcement, which outline the 2019 program priorities and evaluation factors. The Department's Women's Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration administer the RESTORE grant program.