Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities

WORC works with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the impact of existing workforce development initiatives and to support workforce training and education in rural communities.

From 2019 to 2022, DRA communities received 44 WORC grants, totaling over $57 million in grant funding, serving 12,426 participants.

How to Apply

WORC Funding Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is now accepting applications for the WORC Initiative to help workers in DRA’s eight-state region access new, high-quality career opportunities. Final applications are due Thursday, June 20, 2024Learn more about WORC Initiative grants and apply.

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