May 01, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $4.5 Million in Coronavirus Funds to Help Workers

Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $4,508,311 in Department of Labor (DOL) grants to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) to help address the workforce-related impacts of this public health emergency. The grants were funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide reemployment services to eligible individuals affected by mass layoffs.

“We voted for the CARES Act to make emergency funding like this available across Nevada,” said the Senators. “Nevada’s most important resource—our workers—deserve every support to help them during this crisis. We’re fighting in the Senate for more support for families across the Silver State and will continue to do so until our state has every tool and resource it needs.”


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared COVID-19 a nationwide public health emergency on January 27, 2020, enabling eligible applicants to request funding for Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs). Employment Recovery DWGs are also available to states and other eligible applicants that are affected by major economic dislocations, such as mass layoffs. Disaster Recovery DWGs may provide eligible participants disaster-relief employment to address COVID-19 impacts within their communities, as well as employment and training activities. Employment Recovery DWGs provide reemployment services to eligible individuals affected by mass layoffs, such as those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.