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 - Coming soon!

Workforce Development Program 2023 Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)

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.

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).

DR-Workforce Resources

  • DR-Workforce Pre-NOFA Webinar Slides 02/09/2023 – WebinarPDF
  • 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)

Coming soon!