New grant initiative funded by the US Department of Labor, in collaboration with ARC &  Delta Regional Authority

Provide enhanced training and support activities to the people who live in the ARC or DRA regions who are:

  • Dislocated workers
  • New entrants to the workforce
  • Incumbent workers
  • People affected by Substance Use Disorder
  • Training before or after lay-offs
  • Distance learning / mobile training units (can include developing curricula)
  • Capital expenditures and equipment related to workforce initiative as described above

Grant Amounts          $150,000-$2,500,000 (no match required)

Eligible Applicants     State, county, city, or township, special district government, regional organization, school districts, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations; must be registered with SAM


  • Must serve people who live or work in the ARC or Delta regions
  • Project must closely align with regional CEDS, REDC plans, and ARC’s Strategic Plan
  • Partnerships, particularly with regional hiring employers, are important (Must provide at least one letter of COMMITMENT from an employer)
  • Additional points if serving populations in at least one Opportunity Zone


July 15, 2019               Applications due by 4:00pm EST on

September 30, 2019   Applicants are notified by this date

October 1, 2019           Anticipated Start Date (project timelines can be between 12-36 months)

Link to Application

Links to Resources:

Informational Webinar

State ARC Plan

Regional 5-year plan

Performance Measure Examples

State REDC Plans

SAM registration