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

Coming soon!

Workforce Development Executed Standard Agreements (SAs)

Coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

To submit a question, email DRWorkforce@hcd.ca.gov.

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 Workshops and Trainings Playlist to see the full list of trainings available.

Weekly Office Hours: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required. Please go to the 2022 Workforce Development Office Hours Zoom Registration to register (coming soon).

2022 DR-Workforce Resources

  • 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