VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Virtual Technical Assistance Workshop on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CST

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is offering a Virtual 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.

Virtual WORC Pre-Award Technical Assistance Workshop

  • Friday, May 19, 2023 

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST

To Sign-Up for the Virtual Workshop: Please email, with the subject line: Virtual Workshop, to receive a Zoom invitation for the virtual workshop. 

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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