U.S. Department of Labor awards Guam $1.7 million for employment grant


The U.S. Department of Labor announced additional funding of more than $1.7 million to the Government of Guam’s Department of Administration to respond to workforce needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The grant is administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration. The award allows participants to continue disaster-relief employment in positions addressing pandemic cleanup and humanitarian activities, as well as assisting in the delivery of employment and training services to eligible individuals.

Guam is able to request this funding because of emergency declarations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.

Dislocated Worker Grants are supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.