National Emergency Grants (NEGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor. The grant provides time-limited funding assistance in response to significant dislocation events. NEG funds are available for significant dislocation events that arise from the effects of economic globalization, business fluctuations and unexpected events (e.g., disasters).
Rapid Response Meeting Resource
No more than 25 percent of the total amount allotted for each program year for state’s dislocated worker services per the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), may be reserved to provide statewide rapid response activities. Rapid Response funds are used to prepare materials, travel to early intervention sites, pay and train staff, pay costs associated with informational meetings, pay costs associated with transition committees and provide disaster and emergency services.