TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER No. 01-17: Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants announces the availability of up to $35 million, for Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants (DW Opportunity Grants) for Program Year 2016, with awards based on an applicant's share of the Civilian Labor Force and unemployment.

These grants will enable eligible applicants to serve dislocated workers with career services and training to help them identify and be more competitive for opportunities in growing or high-demand occupations and industries. Goals of these DW Opportunity Grants are to:

a.  Expand opportunities for Dislocated Workers to upgrade skills that lead to employment or industry-recognized credentials in growing or high-demand industries and occupations; and

b.  Address the skill gaps in a state or local area that have been identified by employers in growing or high-demand industries.