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Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) Grant Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2019


U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau


Awards grants to establish or expand programs that provide employment-focused services to women directly or indirectly affected by opioids, opioid use disorder (OUD), or overdose. Develops cooperative relationships among stakeholders in the areas of workforce development, public health, substance use, and women's issues in order to support the training and employment of women in communities hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Program activities can include:

  • Career Services
    • Training to build soft, work-readiness, life, and career skills, including classes on punctuality, personal maintenance, negotiation skills, and professional conduct
    • Career planning, job coaching, mentoring, peer coaching, and job referral services
  • Classroom, On-the-Job, and Work-Based Training
    • Traditional classroom and/or online training programs to help attain economic and career success
    • On-the-job, customized, or work-based programs, such as apprenticeships, that help women gain new skills while working
  • Supportive Services
    • Assistance with childcare, housing, and transportation to ensure participation in classes, job training, and career services
    • Assistance with tuition costs, and necessary job-related equipment, gear, or supplies
    • Counseling and resource referrals to help women find other service providers, sources of funding, and resources that may support their employment

No more than 15% of a grant award may be used for supportive services.

Programs must provide services to women directly or indirectly affected by the opioid crisis and must involve organizations with a demonstrated record of serving women workers primarily or exclusively, such as state or local women's commissions.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Award floor: $250,000 per year
Project period: 30 months
Estimated number of awards: Up to 8
Estimated total program funding: $2,300,000

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by:

  • State governments and governments of outlying areas
  • Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, including community-based and faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal governments other than federally recognized
  • Native American tribally designated organizations
  • State and local workforce development boards

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement on

Applicant frequently asked questions


For programmatic or technical questions:
Marc Purvis

Jeannette Flowers

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Employment • Opioids • Women