2020 Resources

Funding Opportunities 

Request for Proposals: 2020 Delta Workforce Grant Program RFPApplications due October 12, 2020

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Grant Program (USDOL) - Funding cycle closed on July 29, 2020

Technical Assistance Videos

2020 Delta Workforce Grant Program | RFP Technical Assistance

2020 WORC Grant Initiative: Section V. Application Review Information

2020 WORC Grant Initiative: Sections I, II & III. Program Description, Award Information and Eligibility

2020 WORC Grant Initiative: Section IV. Application and Submission Information

Technical Assistance Webinars

May 19, 2020

May 21, 2020


Technical Assistance Workshops 

General Workshop Agenda 

DOL’s Workforce Opportunity in Rural Communities (WORC) Grant Program: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (PDF) 

Cape Girardeau, MO – February 25, 2020 


Workbook (PDF) 

Carbondale, IL – February 26, 2020 


Workbook (PDF) 

Paducah, KY – February 28, 2020 


Workbook (PDF) 


Application Resources

DRA Federal and State Plans

WIOA State Plans

Opportunity Zone Designations

Opportunity Zone Map Tool

Grants.gov Applicant Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for ETA Competitive Grants: A Web-Based Toolkit for Prospective Applicants


Additional Data and Training Resources 

Delta Workforce Program Fact Sheet (PDF) 

U.S. Department of Commerce 

U.S. Department of Labor 

Federal Reserve Bank 

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (ERS)


For more information, email workforce@dra.gov

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