Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
National Dislocated Worker Grants are discretionary dollars awarded by the Department of Labor to temporarily expand employment services in a state or local area in response to significant events that cause a sudden need for increased service levels.  These grants are authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 
The purpose of these grants are to help dislocated workers and their communities recover from the effects of plant closings, mass layoffs, and disasters, especially if the usual formula dislocated worker funding can not accommodate the increased demand for services.

Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 02-15 is the Operational Guidance for National Dislocated Worker Grants, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act).

General Motors-Lordstown grant ends June 30, 2020. 

Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants permit states and local areas to hire temporary workers who will provide humanitarian assistance for disaster victims and/or help with demolition, deconstruction, cleaning, repair, and re-construction of public structures, facilities, waterways, and lands within a designated disaster area. 

Flooding/Severe Storms disaster recovery grant ends June 30, 2019. 

Services are available through 
OhioMeansJobs centers. 

For more information, email OWDGrants@jfs.ohio.gov

Last updated: 10/29/2018