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Department of Labor (Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC))

The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program seeks to create economic prosperity, gainful employment, and high-quality career outcomes for workers who reside in the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The program supports projects addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and aligned with existing economic and workforce development plans and strategies.

Eligibility: The following organizations are eligible to apply:• State Government• County Government• City or Township Government• State or Local Workforce Development Board• Special District Government• Regional Organization• Independent School District• Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education• Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized)• Indian/Native American Tribal Government (other than federally recognized)• Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization• Public/Indian Housing• Nonprofit Organization with IRS 501(c)(3) Status, including labor unions or labor management partnerships• Nonprofit Organization without IRS 501(c)(3) Status, including labor unions or labor management partnerships• Private Institution of Higher Education• Hispanic-serving Institution• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)

Award: $150,000 – $1,500,000

Deadline: 4:00PM July 21, 2021

Contact: DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov

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