Contact Us

C o n t a c t U s

POWER Dislocated Worker Grants Resources for Coal Miners

Ohio POWER Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) Southeastern Ohio. The Ohio POWER DWG aims to deliver training, work-based learning and supportive services to dislocated coal miners and other dislocated workers impacted by mass layoffs in the coal industry, to retrain in

Training Available for Dislocated Coal Miners and

Jun 30, 2018 The United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc., in partnership with WorkForce West Virginia and the US Department of Labor is providing those dislocated from the coal industry and their dependents the opportunity to obtain retraining in demand occupations. This National Dislocated Workers Grant (NDWG) Training Program:

WorkForce West Virginia Laid Off Coal Miners

About the Grant. The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $7.4 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) to WorkForce West Virginia to provide retraining and reemployment services to dislocated coal miners and displaced homemakers impacted by mass layoffs and coal mine closures. The grant will help participants find new career paths outside the

Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces Bill to Help Dislocated

Jan 25, 2017 The Assisting America’s Dislocated Coal Miners Act will provide us with steady funding and the certainty needed to offer training to any miner in need. I thank Rep. Jenkins for his leadership on this issue and know that by working together, we can help provide a better future for displaced coal miners and their families,” said Allen.

National Emergency Grant Dislocated Miners « UMWA Career

Jun 21, 2016 If you are a spouse or dependent of a dislocated miner, click here: Form 1a Displaced Homemaker Intake 2016 6.21.16. Once completed, please mail to. UMWA Career Centers, Inc. 2306 S. Fayette Street. Beckley, WV 25801. or call 304-253-3772 for further assistance. If you are already enrolled in a training program and are looking for the

US Labor Department awards grant to help displaced Wyoming

Jan 24, 2017 Use of Funds: The U.S. Department of Labor approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $2 million, with $1,080,465 released initially, to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services to provide reemployment services to dislocated coal workers affected by industry layoffs. The funds will serve the Wyoming counties of Campbell, Converse

WorkForce West Virginia Grants

Jun 24, 2021 Coal National Emergency Grant: This funding provides retraining and reemployment services to dislocated coal miners and displaced homemakers impacted by mass layoffs and coal mine closures. The grant will help participants find new career paths outside the coal mining industry and long-term reemployment opportunities.

$650K ARC workforce grant will train dislocated miners

Feb 01, 2017 Washington Greene County Job Training Agency Inc. was awarded a $653,400 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to help area displaced coal miners to train for jobs in the natural gas industry. According to a news release from WGCJTA, the grant will fund the program “Transitioning from Black to Blue: Training Former Coal Workers for

WorkForce West Virginia Laid Off Coal Miners

About the Grant The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $7.4 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) to WorkForce West Virginia to provide retraining and reemployment services to dislocated coal miners and displaced homemakers impacted by mass layoffs and coal mine closures.

RETRAINING PROGRAMS FOR COAL WORKERS IN

Sep 28, 2016 Additionally, the organization Workforce West Virginia has been given a federal grant of $7.4 million to “to provide retraining and reemployment services to dislocated coal miners and displaced homemakers impacted by mass layoffs and coal mine closures”. The findings in this report can provide them, and other entities with similar goals, the

Press Releases U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers

During that same time, EKCEP assisted 3,218 dislocated coal miners and their spouses through the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (HOME) program, which was developed with a National Emergency Grant from the DOL Employment and Training Administration. This new grant

Additional funding headed to WV for laid-off coal miners

Apr 13, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced $2,429,090 in additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding will go toward helping laid-off coal miners in West Virginia, according to a news release for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.. Workforce West Virginia, in partnership with the United Mine

Why Worker Training Programs Alone Won’t Save Coal Country

Oct 07, 2019 As automation continues to grow, and the coal industry declines, more people will be displaced. The challenge is training those workers for jobs that pay well and aren’t likely to be outsourced

Congressman Jenkins introduces bill to help displaced coal

Apr 11, 2016 Jenkins introduced the Assisting America’s Dislocated Miners Act last week, which aims to provide training to displaced miners by adding $20 million a year for five years to fund the Dislocated

COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant West Kentucky

Jul 01, 2020 The Kentucky Office of Employment & Training was the recipient of a $6 million COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant for assistance in response to the major dislocations and layoff events in Kentucky. The West Kentucky Workforce Board received $551,108.40 of their requested $900,000.00 submitted in their proposal. The WKWB hopes to utilize temporary employment and work experience

Feds give $3.7M to retrain Kentucky’s Blackjewel coal

Sep 23, 2019 The program began retraining coal miners in 2012, during a major downturn in Kentucky’s coal economy. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of coal jobs in Eastern Kentucky dropped by more than half

Rethinking Retraining: Why Worker Training Programs Alone

Oct 04, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced nearly $5 million for worker training programs in Appalachia. It’s the latest influx of funding aimed at blunting the job losses in the region’s coal sector. Recently Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced more than $2 million in funding from the National Dislocated Workers fund, and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced more than

Free program aims to help displaced miners develop small

Jan 21, 2017 “Mining Your Business,” a new course from Pitt’s SBDC, which begins March 1 in the Pennsylvania CareerLink office at 90 W. Chestnut St., is aimed at anyone exploring and evaluating the possibility of starting a small business, including dislocated coal industry-related workers and

America’s largest coal miners' union supports clean energy

Apr 20, 2021 America's largest coal miners' union expressed support for a renewable energy future — provided miners get “good-paying jobs” in return. along with a dislocated workers program that

Why Worker Training Programs Alone Won’t Save Coal Country

Oct 04, 2019 Why Worker Training Programs Alone Won’t Save Coal Country. Bobby Bowman mined coal in West Virginia for 12 years before his employer shut down. “I don’t think that mine

West Virginia Delegation Applauds funding for Workforce

Jun 18, 2015 Displaced homemakers (spouses and children of dislocated workers) will also be a target of this initiative. Our state’s prior Coal Mining National Emergency grant was targeted to help only 700 miners, and you can see there are far more newly unemployed West Virginians who need our help.

Jenkins aims to help displaced Miners News register

Apr 08, 2016 A bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Evan Jenkins aims to assist displaced miners in new careers by creating a $100 million, five-year grant.

Dislocated worker funding Wikipedia

Dislocated worker funding is typically used to help workers in events of mass employment loss. A dislocated or displaced worker is defined as an individual who has been laid off or received notice of a potential layoff and has very little chance of finding employment in their current occupation when attempting to return to the workforce. Displaced workers are most frequently found in the

Can coal miners become solar technicians? Greenbiz

Dec 01, 2016 One alternative for displaced coal miners is found in the growing renewable energy sector: specifically, the solar and wind industries. In a recent study, Edward Louie and Joshua Pearce argue (PDF) that solar energy growth can, in principle, absorb all U.S. coal workers who will be laid off during the next 15 years.

Grant will help train displaced coal miners

Aug 03, 2015 SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2015) — The Center for Rural Development has been awarded a $500,000 grant to provide free workforce training and re-employment services for displaced coal miners

$5.2 million labor grant to assist laid-off coal miners

Mar 05, 2013 The grant will provide eligible laid-off coal miners and spouses with training and other services — all at no cost — that they need to compete for employment in other industries throughout the

Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Economic and

Aug 24, 2016 $1,417,375 ARC grant to Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) in Cedar Bluff, VA for the Retraining Energy Displaced Individuals (REDI) Center for Dislocated Coal Miners program. The REDI program will provide fast-track reemployment services directly to displaced coal miners -- equipping them with the necessary skills to get back to work

Additional funding headed to WV for laid-off coal miners

Apr 14, 2020 Source: 12WBOY. April 14, 2020 . CHARLESTON, W.Va. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced $2,429,090 in additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding will go toward helping laid-off coal miners in West Virginia, according to a news release for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin.

West Virginia Delegation Applauds funding for Workforce

Jun 18, 2015 Displaced homemakers (spouses and children of dislocated workers) will also be a target of this initiative. Our state’s prior Coal Mining National Emergency grant was targeted to help only 700 miners, and you can see there are far more newly unemployed West Virginians who need our help.

Coal communities in 7 states get nearly $40 million in

Aug 25, 2016 VA $1,417,375 ARC grant to Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) in Cedar Bluff, VA for the Retraining Energy Displaced Individuals (REDI) Center for Dislocated Coal Miners program. WV $1,372,275 ARC grant to the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority in Man, WV for the Southern Coalfields Sustainable Tourism & Entrepreneurship

Two SW Va. organizations awarded $3 million to help coal

Jun 13, 2021 A $1.4 million grant was awarded to Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, Virginia for the Retraining Energy Displaced Individuals [REDI] Center for Dislocated Coal Miners

COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant West Kentucky

Jul 01, 2020 The Kentucky Office of Employment & Training was the recipient of a $6 million COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant for assistance in response to the major dislocations and layoff events in Kentucky. The West Kentucky Workforce Board received $551,108.40 of their requested $900,000.00 submitted in their proposal. The WKWB hopes to utilize temporary employment and work experience

Free program aims to help displaced miners develop small

Jan 21, 2017 “Mining Your Business,” a new course from Pitt’s SBDC, which begins March 1 in the Pennsylvania CareerLink office at 90 W. Chestnut St., is aimed at anyone exploring and evaluating the possibility of starting a small business, including dislocated coal industry-related workers and

Can coal miners become solar technicians? Greenbiz

Dec 01, 2016 One alternative for displaced coal miners is found in the growing renewable energy sector: specifically, the solar and wind industries. In a recent study, Edward Louie and Joshua Pearce argue (PDF) that solar energy growth can, in principle, absorb all U.S. coal workers who will be laid off during the next 15 years.

Jenkins aims to help displaced Miners News register

Apr 08, 2016 A bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Evan Jenkins aims to assist displaced miners in new careers by creating a $100 million, five-year grant.

Bill would provide $100M to retrain laid-off coal miners

Apr 08, 2016 New legislation to help displaced coal miners, introduced by Third District Congressional Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), would earmark $100 million over the next five years for retraining.

Coal Zoom West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins

Jan 25, 2017 The Assisting America’s Dislocated Coal Miners Act will provide us with steady funding and the certainty needed to offer training to any miner in need. I thank Rep. Jenkins for his leadership on this issue and know that by working together, we can help provide a better future for displaced coal miners and their families."

After 3,000 Coal Mining Layoffs, Eastern Kentucky Regroups

May 08, 2013 Outcome: EKCEP Lands the Grant, Enrolls Over 900 Dislocated Miners. In March, the Department of Labor awarded EKCEP a National Emergency Grant of up to $5.2 million, with an initial funding of $3.8 million to train out-of-work miners and their spouses. The grant is the centerpiece of EKCEP’s Hiring Our Miners Everyday (or H.O.M.E.) program.