Delta Workforce Grant Program

The Delta Workforce Grant Program (DWP) is an initiative designed to build long-term community capacity and increase economic competitiveness by providing grants to support workforce training and education programs throughout the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions.

DWP supports projects and initiatives that create a more vibrant economic future for the Delta region by expanding opportunities to recruit, train, and retain a diverse and local workforce, aligning workforce and economic development strategies, creating sustainable talent pipelines, establishing or enhancing locally/regionally significant sector-based partnerships, and supporting enhanced workforce productivity through investments in innovative programming or services.

Delta Workforce Program

Delta Workforce Grant 2023 Funding

Total Funds Available: Approx. $12 million

Grant Award Minimum: $50,000

Grant Award Maximum: $450,000

Funding Cycle Opens:  December 15, 2022

Application Deadline:  March 14, 2023

More information about the 2023 DWP can be found in the Request for Proposals.

Applicants are encouraged to contact DRA program staff for additional information regarding submission requirements as well as assistance in developing their application. Technical questions about the RFP should be directed to with the subject line “Delta Workforce Program RFP.” Include the contact name, applicant organization, and phone number in the body of your email.

To apply, please register an account here.

This program is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden.
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