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National Health Emergency Phase Two: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis

Grants to USA State, Tribal, and Outlying Area Governments for
Disaster Relief Employment Services Related to the Opioid Crisis

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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

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Grants to USA state, tribal, and outlying area governments for disaster relief employment and training services related to the opioid crisis. Applicants must complete initial registrations before applying. Funding is intended to create disaster-relief employment as well as to provide employment and training activities, including supportive services, to address economic and workforce impacts related to widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

Disaster Recovery DWGs will create temporary employment opportunities aimed at alleviating humanitarian and other needs created by the opioid crisis. Grantees also may use these funds to provide services to reintegrate into the workforce eligible participants affected by the crisis and train individuals to work in mental health treatment, addiction treatment and pain management.

The Department expects that successful opioid Disaster Recovery DWG projects will accomplish the following:

- Facilitate community partnerships that are central to dealing with this complex public health crisis;
- Provide training that builds the skilled workforce in professions that could impact the causes and treatment Of the opioid crisis: addiction treatment, mental health, and pain management;
- Ensure the timely delivery of appropriate, necessary career, training, and support activities to dislocated workers (including displaced homemakers), individuals temporarily or permanently laid off due to the opi0id crisis, long-term unemployed individuals, and self-employed individuals who are unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of the opioid public health emergency—including individuals in these populations who have been impacted by opi0id use, to promote successful reemployment; and
- Create temporary disaster-relief employment that addresses the unique impacts of the opioid crisis in affected communities.

Eligible Participants. Individuals eligible to receive services through a Disaster Recovery DWG must bc one Of the following:

- A dislocated worker,
- An individual temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the disaster or
- A long-term unemployed individual; or
- A self-employed individual who became unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result Of the emergency or disaster.

Grantees may provide the following services so long as they comply with the requirements set out for these services in WIOA:

- Career Services
- Training Services and Work-Based Training Models
- Supportive Services
- Disaster Relief Employment

For details on each of these services, see:

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GrantWatch ID#: 185398

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 50

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Award Ceiling: $100,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

The period of performance for Disaster Recovery DWGs is two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:

- States;
- Outlying areas; and
- Indian tribal governments as defined by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Recipients of the NHE Demonstration Grants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may also apply for the opioid-crisis Disaster Recovery DWGs; however, their proposals must show needs unaddressed by the demonstration grant, such as, humanitarian needs caused by the opioid crisis that disaster-relief employment could address. Demonstration grantees and applicants must submit a new application and not resubmit their previous demonstration application.

Pre-Application Information:

Closing Date: September 30, 2019 Submission process. Applicants must submit the application package through Grants. gov. Registration is a one-time process, and applicants who already have a account do not need to register again.

Submission requirements stipulate that all applicants for Federal grant and funding opportunities must have a Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S@) number and must supply their D-U-N-S@ on the SF-424.

Before submitting their application, applicants must also ensure their registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) is cunent.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Diane Easterling
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