CareerSource Capital Region Receives Funding for National Dislocated Worker Grant

In late April, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DOE) awarded a National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) for COVID-19 in the amount of $210,000 to CareerSource Capital Region.

The purpose of the grant is to provide temporary disaster relief employment opportunities for unemployed and dislocated workers impacted by the COVID-19. CareerSource Capital Region will place career seekers in disaster-relief employment for humanitarian aid, clean-up and restoration activities.

Not-for-profit, for-profit and government organizations with projects that have a direct focus on recovery may qualify as worksites for the temporary help offered through this grant.

CareerSource Capital Region will cover 100% of the salary for impacted career seekers, while the approved worksite provides the relevant work opportunity. The grant will close when all funds have been exhausted.

The COVID-19 grant team at CareerSource Capital Region is ready to work with employers to provide temporary employment to individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, organizational leaders are invited to a virtual information session scheduled for:

Employers interested in becoming an approved worksite should:

  1. Attend the Information Session on Thursday, June 4th (not mandatory, but encouraged).
  2. Submit job description(s) for areas that will assist with disaster-relief recovery.
  3. CareerSource Capital Region will review the submitted job description(s) and respond within 5 business days.
  4. Once the description(s) is approved, the grant application will be provided. The COVID-19 grant team at CareerSource Capital Region will work with organizations to complete the application.
  5. Once the application is approved, the worksite will need to be certified and monitored.

“We are very thankful to have been awarded this grant for the capital area,” said Jim McShane, CEO of CareerSource Capital Region. “We all know someone whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.  These temporary jobs will allow individuals to learn new skills and provide for their families again during these uncertain times.”

Individuals who qualify for this disaster relief employment are those who are temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of COVID-19, dislocated workers including the self-employed who have lost work due to COVID-19 and individuals who have been unemployed long-term.

Individuals who have lost their job as a result of COVID-19 should create a profile in Employ Florida: and upload a copy of their resume.

For more information on how to meet with a CareerSource Capital Region representative, email or call (850) 617-4605.