National Dislocated Worker Grants (NDWG) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor,
under Section 170 of WIOA, to respond to major economic dislocations. The funding is intended to
temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers and meet the increased demand for WIOA
employment and training services, with a purpose to reemploy laid off workers and enhance their
employability and earnings. DOL issued the Trade and Economic Transition National Dislocated Worker
Grants funding opportunity (TEGL 2-18) to allow States to implement training and employment services
to help address dislocations that can be traced to broader workforce needs or economic changes or
The State has experienced economic changes and transitions in the Retail and Manufacturing sectors
resulting in significant worker dislocations across the state. This project will enable successful applicants
to address ongoing or emerging workforce and economic challenges by providing comprehensive
training and career services to eligible dislocated workers from the Retail and Manufacturing sectors
seeking reentry into the workforce, and increasing their skill level to become competitive for growing or
high-demand employment opportunities, earning a self-sustaining wage.
The Department will fund applications based on the order the Department receives them, until all funds for this program are depleted. Complete grant applications will be evaluated in the order in which they were received. Submit the proposal via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting the proposal list in the Subject Line NOFO #80-626 and organization/agency name. Please submit the application components as one PDF file and also one Excel file for the budget. Applications will be considered based on quality and feasibility and contingent on the availability of funds.