It Is Not Too Late to Register! WORC Initiative Technical Assistance Workshop

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Technical Assistance Workshop in Alexandria, Louisiana, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is offering a Pre-Award Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop to complement the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative grant program. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend to learn more about creating a competitive proposal and hear from previous grantees about lessons learned.

WORC Pre-Award Technical Assistance Workshop

  • Hotel Bentley

    • 200 DeSoto Street, Alexandra, LA 71301

    • (318) 442-2226

  • Monday, May 15, 2023

    • Travel day and hotel check-in (if applicable)

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023

    • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)

This is an official release of the event registration and hotel booking information. DRA will cover the cost of a hotel room for a one-night stay. Please click on the link below to REGISTER for the TA workshop, and please see below for details on how to RESERVE your hotel room at the Hotel Bentley:

  • Registration: Deadline to register is Friday, May 12, 2023

    • Please register one attendee at a time.

  • Hotel Bentley: Deadline to reserve is Friday, May 12, 2023

    • To secure your room, please call the Hotel Bentley directly at (318) 442-2226 and use the code “WORC” for a discounted rate. DRA will cover the cost of one (1) room night. Attendees will need to provide a credit card for incidentals. If plans change and you do not cancel your room, your card will be charged for a one-night stay.

In partnership with DRA, Northern Border Regional Commission, and the Appalachian Regional Commission, the DOL’s Employment and Training Administration has made available approximately $44.2 million in a fifth round of grant funding for the WORC Initiative. Grants ranging from $150,000 to $1.5 million will be awarded to create economic prosperity, gainful employment, and high-quality career outcomes for workers who reside in the Delta, Northern Border, and Appalachian regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The deadline to apply for funding is Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

The workshop hosted by DRA is designed to complement this federal partnership. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit Workforce – Delta Regional Authority ( for more information and resources. For grant eligibility and how to apply, please visit

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