Job Service North Dakota receives $510k for COVID-19 response efforts


U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded $509,615 to Job Service North Dakota to provide North Dakotans with Disaster Recovery Dislocation Worker Grants (DWGs) for COVID-19 impact relief. The funds are apportioned as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation crafted in the Senate which Senator Cramer helped pass.

These funds come as a part of DOL’s first installment of DWGs to 26 recipients totaling $131,384,557 to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus public health emergency. DWGs may provide eligible participants disaster-relief employment to address COVID-19’s impact in their communities, as well as employment and training activities. The purpose of these disaster DWGs is to create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with clean-up, recovery and humanitarian efforts in areas impacted by disasters or emergency situations.