Portman Announces that Ohio Receives $8.5 Million of Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants Due to COVID-19

June 9, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Ohio $8.5 million in funding for Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. These grants are funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which Portman supported. Portman released the following statement:  

“This $8.5 million grant is good news for the people of Ohio,” said Portman. “As we continue to safely reopen these funds will help displaced workers around the state get the training they need to find meaningful employment. Ultimately, this grant will help us restart our economy by getting Ohioans back to work. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure Ohioans have the resources they need during these uncertain times.” 

NOTE: Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses, such as COVID-19.