The Demand Occupation Training List is the available list of demand occupations for which training programs may be certified or recertified for participant placement. Participants may only be placed in training programs in which the outcome following successful completion of the training program would lead to entry into employment in an occupation considered "in demand". See the policy on Training Provider and Training Program Eligibility for the exceptions to participant placement in training that is not required to be determined an eligible training program.
An individual who: A)i) has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff, from employment; ii)I) is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; or (II) has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate, to the appropriate entity at a one-stop center referred to in section 121(e), attachment to the workforce, but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a State unemployment compensation law; and 3) is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation; B)(i) has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment as a result of any permanent closure of, or any substantial layoff at, a plant, facility, or enterprise; ii) is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days; or ii) for purposes of eligibility to receive services other than training services described in section 134(c)(3) career services described in section 124(c)(2)(A(xii), or supportive services, is employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close; C) was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disasters; or D) is a displaced homemaker, or (D)(i) is a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty (as defined in section 101(d)(1) of title 10, United States Code), and who has experienced a loss of employment as a direct result of relocation to accommodate a permanent change in duty station of such member; or (ii) is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and who meets the criteria described in paragraph (16)(B).
The Dislocated Worker Grant (formerly National Emergency Grant) program assists local governments by providing funds for counties declared federal disaster areas to provide temporary employment to dislocated workers that assist with flood cleanup and recovery efforts and help return communities to pre-disaster conditions.