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 theĀ 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.

Recipients City State Amount
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
Cherokee Nation Tahlequah OK $2,996,534
Upper Savannah Council of Governments Greenwood SC $2,836,669