Operational Guidance for Dislocated Worker Grants

DWGs are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor, under Section 170 of WIOA.

DWGs provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses.

The funding is intended to temporarily expand capacity


to serve dislocated workers, and to meet the increased demand for WIOA employment and training services in order to reemploy laid off workers and enhance their employability and earnings.

Disaster DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts, in areas receiving a Federal disaster declaration by the recognized agency with the authority/jurisdiction over the Federal disaster response.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $300,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
1.) Designated state or outlying area WIOA program agency; 2.) Local Workforce Development Board; 3.) Entities eligible to receive funding under 166(c) of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA – the Indian and Native American Program provision); 4.) Entities determined to be appropriate by the Governor of the State or outlying area involved; and 5.) Entities that demonstrate to the Secretary of Labor the capability to effectively respond to circumstances relating to particular dislocations.

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