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Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) Round 5: A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian, Delta, and Northern Border Regions

Open Date:

Estimated Open Date: March 7, 2023

Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy



Employment and Training Administration

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Labor


The WORC Initiative provides grant funds to enable impacted communities to develop local and regional workforce development solutions aligned with existing economic development strategies and community partnerships to promote new, sustainable job opportunities and long-term economic vitality.  Questions regarding this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Forecast may be emailed to DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov however, please note there is limited information available, as this FOA is currently under development. Prospective applicants and interested parties may use the Grants.gov subscription option to register for future updates provided for this FOA.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Sabrina Simms

Email: DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov

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