Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) provide disaster-relief employment, as well as employment and training services to minimize the impact of large, unexpected emergencies and natural disasters causing significant job losses. Disaster Recovery DWGs create temporary employment opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts and provide humanitarian assistance in impacted areas. The funding may also be used to temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers and meet the increased demand for employment and training services, thus enhancing their employability and earnings.

Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) in areas covered by the Disaster/Emergency Declaration are responsible for Disaster Recovery DWG program administration and service delivery, including but not limited to:

  • Working with local governmental and other agencies to assess the need for temporary disaster-relief workers and developing worksite agreements to address these needs;
  • Working with local employers to address talent needs in the wake of the disaster/emergency; and
  • Conducting outreach and eligibility determination of individuals applying for workforce services and providing eligible participants appropriate grant services.

Active Florida Disaster Recovery DWGs

  • Hurricane Ian - ends September 30, 2024, operating through CareerSource Flagler Volusia, CareerSource Central Florida, CareerSource Brevard, CareerSource Polk, CareerSource Suncoast, CareerSource Heartland, CareerSource Research Coast, CareerSource Broward, and CareerSource Southwest Florida.
  • COVID 19 – ends September 30, 2023, operating through the CareerSource Florida Network.


  • Lorena Clark

    Disaster Recovery DWG Coordinator
    (850) 245-7400
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