Workforce Development

Disaster Recovery Workforce Development (DR-Workforce) funds help local governments and nonprofits in affected areas develop their workforces’ skills to help their economies develop and recover after disasters.

Program Overview

The Disaster Recovery Workforce Development (DR-Workforce) Program supports local jurisdictions and workforce training programs to deliver job training alongside a wide range of supportive and career services. These activities are intended to address economic revitalization as a part of disaster recovery in identified areas. In collaboration with local governments, community colleges, training providers, and partner state agencies, DR-Workforce funds will help create or expand programs that address the unmet need for skilled labor and specialized training.

Workforce Development NOFA

Workforce Development NOFA (PDF)

Workforce Development Program 2023 Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)

DR-Workforce Authorizing Resolution: Jurisdiction (PDF)

DR-Workforce Authorizing Resolution: Organization (PDF)

DR-Workforce Authorizing Resolution: Tribal Entity Partner (PDF)

Apply Now

In order to apply for the CDBG-DR Workforce Development NOFA, please visit the eCivis portal page.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Disaster Recovery Workforce Development (DR-Workforce) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) — the DR-Workforce FAQs contain frequently asked questions about the NOFA and answer general program questions.

To submit a question, email

Training and Technical Assistance

HCD recently created a playlist on HCD’s main YouTube channel that contains recordings of trainings and workshops on a variety of topics. Please visit CDBG-DR Workshops and Trainings Playlist to see the full list of trainings available.

Technical Assistance: DR-Workforce is offering one-on-one technical assistance to support potential applicants. Sessions will begin with the NOFA release and end when all awards are announced. To request a TA session, please email a completed TA Request Form to A copy of the TA request form is also located in the solicitation files.

DR-Workforce Resources

  • DR-Workforce Pre-NOFA Webinar Slides 02/09/2023 – WebinarPDF
  • DR-Workforce NOFA Webinar 10/12/2023 – Webinar | PDF
  • eCivis Grants Management System, External User Manual – Webinar | PDF
  • How to create a Budget in Grants Management System – Webinar | PDF
  • How to develop Tasks and Deliverables in Grants Management System – Webinar | PDF

Additional Information

Workforce Development Executed Standard Agreements (SAs)

Please Note: These documents have been remediated with regard to accessibility in order to meet applicable State law. As a result of the remediation process, the appearance of the document may be slightly different than the original executed hard copy, however, remediation does not and will not change any verbiage of the signed agreement, so the version posted on this website is identical in deliverables, milestones, terms, and conditions to the non-remediated version. Should an electronic scanned copy of the original executed document be needed, please send your request to us at the following email address:

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