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US Department of Labor awards $22M in grants for training, employment services to workers displaced by pandemic’s impacts

First awards of CAREER grants support communities affected by unemployment disproportionately

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of the first $22 million of a total of $90 million in funding to help nine organizations provide training and employment services for job seekers in historically marginalized communities as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts.

The department’s Employment and Training Administration awarded Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants ranging from $890,000 to $3 million. The funding is part of $90 million in available funds announced on Aug. 19.

CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants will support organizations serving individuals affected disproportionately by pandemic-driven layoffs, including people of color, Native Americans, individuals with disabilities, veterans and lower-income workers. The grants fund virtual employment services, employment retraining, English-language learning, peer coaches, career advising, child care and transportation costs.

This funding opportunity closes Aug. 31, 2021, and eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for the remaining $68 million in funding.

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, National Dislocated Worker Grants offer resources that provide flexibility to states and communities in response to and recovery from events that cause widespread unemployment.

 

Recipients

City

State

Amount

Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.

Anchorage

AK

$2,927,293

Richmond Workforce Development Board

Richmond

CA

$893,164

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

CA

$1,509,551

NOVA Workforce Development Board: City of Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

CA

$3,000,000

Metro Community Ministries Inc.

College Park

GA

$3,000,000

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Springfield

IL

$3,000,000

Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Raleigh

NC

$1,927,284

Cherokee Nation

Tahlequah

OK

$2,996,534

Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Greenwood

SC

$2,836,669

Learn more about eligibility requirements for the CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants.

 

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
August 25, 2021
Release Number
21-1511-NAT
Contact: Monica Vereen
Contact: Arjun Singh
Phone Number
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