DOL – Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic, RESTORE Grant Program (2019)

Applications Due: August 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Eligible applicants will directly address the employment needs of women affected by the opioid crisis and combat its impact in some of the hardest hit areas of the country. Applicants will establish and/or build on cooperative relationships among service providers and key stakeholders in order to train and employ women workers who have been adversely affected by the opioid crisis. The grants are intended to provide employment training, career services, and supportive services to women who have been directly or indirectly affected by the opioid crisis.

Goals and Objectives

The program’s primary objective is to establish cooperative relationships among service providers and key stakeholders from community-based and nonprofit organizations, state and federal workforce development systems, public health and substance abuse treatment professionals, and other human services and support service entities, in order to train and employ women workers who have been affected by the opioid crisis. To do this, the grant program has three goals:

  • Provide training and other services to women workers affected by the opioid crisis;
  • Establish a new program or expand an existing program to quickly address the urgent challenges faced by women in the areas of the country hardest hit by the opioid crisis; and
  • Establish partnerships with key stakeholders, which may include women’s organizations and state and local women’s commissions, as well as agencies and organizations in workforce development, public health and substance abuse, human services and other organizations that provide supportive services.

Funding Title:  Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic, RESTORE Grant Program

Agency Name: U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau

Funding Opportunity Number:  FOA-WB-19-02

Funding Instrument Type: Grant.

Express Language for Legal Aid: No. However, the announcement does mention funding up to 15% for supportive services, which could include legal aid, that help train and employ women workers who have been affected by the opioid crisis. It is more likely that a legal aid program already participating in an opioid planning process would share it with their partners.

Target Population: Women affected either directly or indirectly by the opioid crisis.

Expected Number of Awards: Between four to eight grants of $250,000 to $500,000

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,300,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $250,000

How to Apply: Apply through Grants.gov. Grants.gov applicants can apply online using Workspace. Workspace is a shared, online environment where members of a grant team may simultaneously access and edit different webforms within an application.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by August 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

Eligible Applicants: State governments, Indian/Native American Tribal government or organization, state or local workforce development boards, non-profit organizations.

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318777

Contact Information: Call 1-800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035 to speak to a Customer Support Representative or email support@grants.gov

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Categories: Department of Labor, Employment, Government Organizations, Health, Non-profit Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder, Victims of Crime

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