DOL awarded $800K for NMI’s humanitarian assistance workers

Posted on Mar 16 2022


The U.S. Department of Labor announced yesterday a supplemental award of $800,000 in funds to the CNMI’s Department of Labor – Workforce Investment Agency Division to support continued pandemic-related, disaster-relief employment.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, this National Dislocated Worker Grant provided an emergency award of $1.5 million in April 2020. The award announced yesterday brings the total project funds awarded to $2.3 million. CNMI DOL will use the funds to continue to support employment for those in humanitarian assistance positions.

The grant is one of 64 grants the U.S. Department of Labor has made to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus public health emergency. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provided $345 million for Dislocated Worker Grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, emergency declarations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency enabled the CNMI to request this funding.   

National Dislocated Worker Grants expand the service capacity of dislocated worker programs at the state and local levels temporarily by providing assistance in response to unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 supports the grants. (PR)

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