CAWD Awarded $1.9M to Help Workers Affected by Pandemic
CAWD is one of the first 9 recipients of CAREER grants awarded by the US Department of Labor to support communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total award exceeds $1.9 million dollars.
CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants will support organizations serving individuals affected disproportionately by pandemic-driven layoffs, including people of color, Native Americans, individuals with disabilities, veterans and lower-income workers. The grants can fund virtual employment services, employment retraining, English-language learning, peer coaches, career advising, child care and transportation costs.
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, National Dislocated Worker Grants offer resources that provide flexibility to states and communities in response to and recovery from events that cause widespread unemployment.
Other recipients are listed below.
|Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.||Anchorage||AK||$2,927,293|
|Richmond Workforce Development Board||Richmond||CA||$893,164|
|Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.||San Diego||CA||$1,509,551|
|NOVA Workforce Development Board: City of Sunnyvale||Sunnyvale||CA||$3,000,000|
|Metro Community Ministries Inc.||College Park||GA||$3,000,000|
|Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity||Springfield||IL||$3,000,000|
|Capital Area Workforce Development Board||Raleigh||NC||$1,927,284|
|Upper Savannah Council of Governments||Greenwood||SC||$2,836,669|