Hurricanes and Wildfires of 2017 Supplemental- National Dislocated Worker Grants
The purpose of the National Dislocated Worker Grant program is to temporarily expand service capacity at the state and local levels by providing time-limited funding assistance in response to significant dislocation events. Significant events are those that create a sudden need for assistance that cannot reasonably be expected to be accommodated within the on-going operations of the formula-funded Dislocated Worker program, including the discretionary resources reserved at the state level. Disaster Recovery DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts, when an area impacted by disaster is declared eligible for public assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or declared or otherwise recognized as an emergency or disaster of national significance by a Federal agency with authority or jurisdiction over Federal response to the emergency or disaster. Disaster Recovery DWGs provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance employment to minimize the employment impact of these disasters, in addition to employment and training services.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Public Law 115-Public Law No: 115-123
Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (P.L. 116-20), Public Law -
Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (P.L. 116-20) provides FY2019 supplemental appropriations to several federal departments and agencies for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters. Hurricanes and Wildfires of 2017 supplemental appropriation Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was signed into law on February 9, 2018. Among other activities this supplemental appropriates $100 million for the National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) program to provide emergency grant funds to the states and territories affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and by wildfires in California, in 2017.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Entities that are eligible to receive a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant include: designated state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program grantee agencies; and a designated organization receiving WIOA funding through the Native American Program provisions of WIOA. Funds can be used to provide disaster relief employment as well as employment and training services (including some supportive services) to eligible participants. Individuals who are eligible for assistance vary by type of National Dislocated Worker Grant project; however, they must meet the criteria provided in the Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 2-15.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications for DWGs are submitted via the DWG Electronic Application System.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
The Grant Officer issues a Notice of Obligation to the grantee providing the dollar amount, purpose of the funds, and the terms and conditions of the grant based on the information provided in the application.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
A decision on an initial application and monetary grant modifications are made within 45 working days from receipt of a complete and responsive request.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Eligible circumstances for funding include: Disasters - Both Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-declared disasters and other emergency events of national significance as designated by another Federal Agency. Supplemental Appropriation funds are only available for award to those states and territories impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires of 2017, and FY2019 supplemental appropriations are for expenses related to the consequences of recent wildfires, hurricanes, volcanos, earthquakes, typhoons, and other natural disasters.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports are submitted quarterly. Financial reports are submitted quarterly. Performance monitoring occurs on a quarterly basis.
Nonfederal entities are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Applications for DWG funds can be funded in whole or in part. Generally, DWGs are funded incrementally. Awarded NDWG funds may be expended during the months remaining in the Program Year in which the grant award is made plus the subsequent two program years. Generally, planned project durations should not exceed 24 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in the appendix of the Catalog.
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20210 US
(Project Grants (for specified projects)) FY 18$48,000,000.00; FY 19 est $27,000,000.00; FY 20 est $40,000,000.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Operational Guidance for National Dislocated Worker Grants, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act)
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects