WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

8.9 National Dislocated Worker Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor's National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses. These grants address ongoing or emerging workforce and economic challenges by providing training and career services to dislocated workers seeking reentry into the workforce and increasing their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. DWGs can also provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities within clean-up and recovery efforts when an area impacted by disaster is declared eligible for public assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or is otherwise recognized by a federal agency with authority or jurisdiction over federal response to the emergency or disaster.