WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Division of Labor at present introduced the supply of as much as $100 million for Dislocated Employee Grants (DWGs) to assist tackle the workforce-related impacts of the general public well being emergency associated to COVID-19, often known as novel coronavirus.
The U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers declared a nationwide public well being emergency because of confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus. This federal declaration permits the Secretary of Labor to award Catastrophe Restoration DWGs to assist tackle the workforce-related impacts of this public well being emergency (WIOA Act Part 170(a)(1)(B)).
“As Americans make sacrifices to combat the spread of coronavirus, President Trump’s priority is to protect and sustain America’s workers and their families,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia stated. “The availability of Dislocated Worker Grants will help states and communities strengthen their economies as we fight to slow the spread of the virus and regain our economic momentum.”
Entities eligible to use for Catastrophe Restoration DWGs are states, outlying areas and Indian Tribal Governments as outlined within the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(6)). Catastrophe Restoration DWGs will present eligible contributors with each disaster-relief employment and employment and coaching actions. These contributors can embrace dislocated employees, employees who have been laid-off because of the catastrophe, self-employed people who’re unemployed or underemployed because of the catastrophe, and long-term unemployed people.
Eligible entities can even apply for Employment Restoration DWGs in response to layoffs brought on by cancellations or shutdowns brought on by coronavirus. Employment Restoration DWGs will present employment and coaching companies to reintegrate eligible people again into the workforce. States can apply for Employment Restoration DWGs if 50 or extra people are laid off by one employer or if there are important layoffs that considerably improve unemployment in a given neighborhood, even when the whole layoffs are fewer than 50 people.
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Employee Grants quickly broaden the service capability of dislocated employee applications on the state and native ranges by offering funding help in response to massive, sudden financial occasions that trigger important job losses.
The Employment and Coaching Administration administers federal authorities job coaching and dislocated employee applications, federal grants to states for public employment service applications and unemployment insurance coverage advantages. These companies are primarily offered by means of state and native workforce growth methods.
The mission of the U.S. Division of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the US; enhance working circumstances; advance alternatives for worthwhile employment; and guarantee work-related advantages and rights.