U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. to Support Transitioning Service Members
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $637,596 in additional National Dislocated Worker (DWG) Grant funding to the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. (AAWDC). The funding will provide for the continuation of employment and training services to transitioning military service members stationed on Maryland military installations who are seeking to enter civilian employment.
The department first awarded $4,326,443 for this grant in September 2016, with an additional award of $958,874 following in January 2019. Today’s award will allow for enrolled grant participants to complete their reemployment services and bring the total funds awarded for this grant to $5,922,913.
AAWDC provides reemployment services to military service members stationed at seven Maryland military installations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Detrick, Fort Meade, Joint Base Andrews, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the U.S. Naval Academy and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, DWGs temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.
The mission of the department is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.