Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that Florida has been awarded an additional $28 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Labor's Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant. The funds come in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and will provide disaster-relief employment in the form of temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians.
Floridians who qualify for disaster-relief employment are dislocated workers, workers who have been temporarily or permanently laid off as a result of COVID-19, self-employed individuals who have lost work due to Covid-19, and individuals who have been unemployed long-term. For more information, click here.