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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF UP TO $100 MILLION IN NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY DISLOCATED WORKER GRANTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $100 million for Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to help address the workforce-related impacts of the public health emergency related to COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a nationwide public health emergency as a result of confirmed cases of the coronavirus. This federal declaration enables the Secretary of Labor to award Disaster Recovery DWGs to help address the workforce-related impacts of this public health emergency (WIOA Act Section 170(a)(1)(B)).

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