New Workforce Development Grant Opportunity Available for Appalachian Communities!

May 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor is making $29 million available via the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative to implement innovative approaches to provide enhanced training and support activities to dislocated workers, new entrants in the workforce, incumbent workers, and individuals affected by substance use disorder returning to work. Successful awards, ranging from $150,000 - $2.5 million, will support workforce development activities that prepare eligible participants for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a state, regional, or community economic development strategy. Communities across Appalachia, especially those underserved by other resources, are encouraged to apply.


This is an amazing opportunity! Applications are due July 15, 2019.


Register for free grant-writing workshops:

June 4 in Jamestown, New York

June 6 in Johnson City, Tennessee