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Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.277
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Jan 9, 2020

For technical questions: - reference FOA-ETA-20-01 and include contact name and phone number

For grants management questions:
Aiyana Pucci


The Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development grant program provides funding for state workforce agencies to partner with community organizations on projects that address the economic and workforce effects of substance and opioid misuse in significantly impacted service areas.

Grantees are expected to

  • Actively engage with employers when designing the program in order to support the skills attainment of existing or new employees, and connecting businesses with resources such as the Employer Resource Network to help workers retain their employment.
  • Provide training and employment services, as well as comprehensive screening services, including outpatient treatment recovery care and other support services, to individuals impacted by substance and opioid misuse.
  • Provide opportunities to encourage more individuals to enter professions that could address the crisis and/or provide relevant skills training that would help individuals enter career pathways and find and retain employment in in-demand occupations

Details regarding required partnerships are included in Figure 1 on page 7 of the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include

  • State workforce agencies, which are the lead State agency with responsibility for the administration of the State's Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth, adult, or dislocated worker formula program
  • State workforce agencies of outlying areas, which include American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands; and the Republic of Palau
  • Tribal organizations, which include any Indian Tribe, tribal organization, Indian-controlled organization serving Indians, Native Hawaiian organization, or Alaska Native entity

Priority service areas are those that can demonstrate an increase in substance and opioid misuse equal to or greater than the national increase, between 1999 through the latest year that data is available. Additional criteria to prove areas of significant need is included on page 27 of the instructions within the Statement of Need.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000,000
Award floor: $500,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 8-10
Estimated total program funding: $20,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Employment and unemployment · Illicit drug use · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

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