ETA/U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), announce the available funds for demonstration grant projects supporting alignment of workforce development with existing strategies and plans for economic development
and diversification in rural communities from the following areas hard hit by economic transition and recovering slowly:
1. ) The Appalachian region, as defined in 40 U.S.C.
14102(a)(1), and 2. ) The Lower Mississippi Delta (Delta) region, as defined in 7 U.S.C.
These grants will enable eligible applicants within the Appalachian and Delta regions to expand the impact of existing workforce development initiatives, as well as provide valuable career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources.
These grants support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy.