The CAREER DWG – Grant Application Opportunity

Workforce Services Information Notice
WSIN21-04

Issued: July 22, 2021

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $43 million for the Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery (CAREER) National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG). The goal of the CAREER DWG is to help reemploy dislocated workers most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants awarded under the CAREER DWG competition will focus on serving those from historically marginalized communities, and/or those who have been unemployed for a prolonged period or have exhausted Unemployment Insurance (UI) or other Pandemic UI programs.

Applicants must provide at least one of the following activities:

  • Career and training services.
  • Expanding accessibility and capacity through virtual platforms and other technology.

Eligible applicants are states or outlying areas, or a consortium of states or outlying areas; Local Workforce Development Boards (Local Boards), or a consortium of Local Boards; an entity eligible for funding through the Indian and Native American program in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Section 166(c); entities determined to be eligible by the Governor of the state involved; and other entities, such as nonprofit organizations or unions, that demonstrate to the Secretary the capability to respond effectively to circumstances relating to particular dislocations. The closing date for receipt of proposals is August 31, 2021.

For more information about the grant opportunity, visit the grants.gov website and reference ETA-TEGL-25-20. For a complete description of the funding organization, available funds, eligibility requirements, and links to the grant application, visit the DOL website.

/s/ NICOLE LAKTASH, Acting Chief
Central Office Workforce Services Division