Funding Available for Peer Recovery Training and Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor has released a National Health Emergency Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant to the state of Indiana that is aimed at helping eligible individuals impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose. This grant will provide eligible participants with disaster-relief employment in positions addressing the crisis, such as community health workers, recovery coaches, and peer navigators, to help individuals travel the path to recovery. It will also assist eligible individuals directly impacted by the crisis with reintegration into the workforce, providing them with supportive services, opportunities for work-based training, and placement in high-wage, in-demand occupations.

To be an eligible individual for the grant, you must be a dislocated worker and reside in one of the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Blackford, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Switzerland, Union, Washington, and Wayne.

If you believe that you are eligible for this grant, and/or would like more information regarding this grant, please contact your local WorkOne. You can find a WorkOne office in your county here: https://www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/locations.html