US Department of Labor Awards $43M to Improve Services for Dislocated Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a total of $43,286,407 in Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker Grants to 43 states and territories to support and improve connectivity among existing workforce programs.

These grants will improve the capacity of the workforce system to seamlessly connect dislocated workers, unemployment insurance claimants, the long-term unemployed and other job seekers to all available services. Projects will focus on integrated case management, increased accessibility to services through customized online tools, and providing workforce agencies with real-time data to identify and address layoff trends within industries and develop responses or layoff aversion strategies.

National Dislocated Worker Grants, formerly known as National Emergency Grants, are awarded by the Secretary of Labor under Section 170 the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Listing of Grantees

Grantee Name

 Amount Awarded

Alabama Department of Commerce

 $1,100,000

State of Alaska  Department of Labor & Workforce Development

 $1,100,000

State of Arizona – Department of Economic Security

 $797,505

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

 $1,100,000

Connecticut Department of Labor

 $924,509

State of Delaware

 $693,357

Department of Economic Opportunity (Florida)

 $1,073,082

Government of Guam  Department of Labor

 $2,166,118

State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

 $1,100,000

State of Idaho  Department of Labor

 $1,099,964

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

 $1,100,000

Iowa Workforce Development

 $1,100,000

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

 $1,100,000

Maine Department of Labor

 $1,100,000

Maryland Department of Labor  Licensing and Regulation

 $1,100,000

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (Massachusetts)

 $1,100,000

Michigan Talent Investment Agency

 $1,100,000

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

 $1,100,000

Montana Department of Labor and Industry

 $1,081,801

Nebraska Department of Labor

 $814,193

Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation  (Nevada)

 $1,100,000

New Hampshire Employment Security

 $1,099,951

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development

 $1,100,000

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

 $1,076,308

New York State Department of Labor

 $1,100,000

North Carolina Department of Commerce – Division of Workforce Solutions

 $834,230

Job Service North Dakota

 $1,069,980

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

 $1,100,000

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City

 $1,100,000

Higher Education Coordinating Commission  (Oregon)

 $1,010,000

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

 $1,100,000

Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce

 $1,100,000

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

 $945,409

Texas Workforce Commission

 $1,100,000

Vermont Department of Labor

 $1,100,000

Virginia Community College System

 $1,100,000

Washington State Employment Security Department

 $1,100,000

Workforce West Virginia

 $1,100,000

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

 $1,100,000

State of Wyoming  Department of Workforce Services

 $1,100,000

TOTAL

$43,286,407

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