WIOA National Dislocated Worker Grants / WIA National Emergency 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.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in the appendix of the Catalog.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
West Virginia University At Parkersburg $ 6,488,966   2022-10-012026-09-30
Bluegrass Community & Technical College $ 4,532,178   2022-10-012026-09-30
Ivy Tech State College $ 1,600,000   2022-10-012026-09-30
Board Of Trustees Of Community-technical College $ 5,000,000   2022-10-012026-09-30
Bismarck State College $ 1,599,686   2022-10-012026-09-30
Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York $ 4,529,725   2022-10-012026-09-30
Amarillo Junior College District $ 1,525,140   2022-10-012026-09-30
Atlanta Technical College $ 1,600,000   2022-10-012026-09-30
Onondaga Community College $ 5,000,000   2022-10-012026-09-30
Montgomery College $ 1,600,000   2022-10-012026-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: HOLD. Fiscal Year 2017: Data not available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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; plant closures and mass layoffs affecting 50 or more workers; and assistance to trade impacted workers and other individuals eligible under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reform Act as amended; and assistance to areas of higher than average demand for services for dislocated members of the armed forces and their spouses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Entities that are generally eligible to receive a National Dislocated Worker Grant include: designated state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program grantee agencies; a Local Workforce Investment Area; a consortium of local boards for adjoining local areas; a designated organization receiving WIOA funding through the Native American Program provisions of WIOA; and a consortium of states.

Funds can be used to provide employment and training services (including some supportive services) to eligible participants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals who are eligible for assistance vary by type of National Dislocated Worker Grant project; however, they must meet the criteria provided in the Workforce Investment Act: National Emergency Grants - Application Procedures, 69 Federal Register (April 27, 2004).


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications for NDWGs are submitted via the NEG Electronic Application System.

Award Procedures

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.


Not Applicable.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. It supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This regulation has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication, and is currently pending publication in the Federal Register. Only the version published in the Federal Register is the official regulation., Title 1, Part D, Section 170, Public Law 113-128; Workforce Investment Act, Public Law 105-220.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. A decision on an initial application and monetary grant modifications such as requests for incremental funding, are made within 45 working days from receipt of a complete and responsive request.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Public Law 113-128. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applications for NDWG funds can be funded in whole or in part. Generally, NDWGs 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.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

No cash reports are required.

Performance Reports are submitted quarterly.

Financial reports are submitted quarterly.

Performance monitoring occurs on a quarterly basis.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


States are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 29 CFR 95 and 97.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $167,000,000; FY 17 est $110,000,000; and FY 18 est $173,000,000 - Prior to July 2010 NEG grants were issued under CFDA # 17.260. Beginning in PY 2010 (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011) NEG grants or older grant increments began going out under 17.277.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grant amounts awarded PY2015/FY2016 ranged from $67,000 - $9,000,000. The average was $2,320,778. Grant amounts awarded PY2016/FY2017 ranged from $500,000 - $12,000,000. The average was $2,559.552.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Workforce Investment Act: National Emergency Grants - Application Procedures (April 27, 2004) & TEGL 2-15/ Operational Guidance for National Dislocated Worker Grants, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA or Opportunity Act)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in the appendix of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Robert Kight 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4526, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: kight.robert@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-3937

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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