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TWC receives $28M for dislocated workers

​​​AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has received $28 million to provide temporary jobs related to COVID-19 recovery. This is in addition to the $12 million already received from the Department of Labor’s Disaster National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) program.

The funds are being used assist local health departments with jobs related to virus response, food banks, and other humanitarian work. The grant supports the delivery of career services, training, and supportive services including transportation and supplies to help support a successful return to work.

The dislocated worker grants are used during natural disasters. Texas received a similar grant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The grants provide funds for jobs specifically designed for recovery efforts.

If you or someone you know has been dislocated as a result of COVID-19, please email TWC at

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