WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $189 million to workforce agencies in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to operate their Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments programs. This award is a $40 million increase over the previous year. Funding will strengthen states’ unemployment insurance programs and provide customized workforce services to support individuals’ efforts to find employment through informed job searches.

RESEA is an evidence-based program to help individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits return to work more quickly by providing services such as individual assessments, reemployment services, referrals to job opportunities and recruiting events, and information about other available workforce programs, training opportunities and services. The program is critical to states’ broader workforce development strategies and is undergoing expansions to promote greater program equity and reach a larger share of individuals experiencing unemployment.

“Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments programs provide essential work search assistance to individuals in need while also getting people back to work faster in higher quality jobs,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Angela Hanks. “These funds will help states grow their RESEA programs to bring more services to more individuals in need and help states prepare and respond to current and future labor market changes.”

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many states modified RESEA programs to increase the use of virtual and remote technologies. A vast majority of states intend to broaden RESEA availability by combining online and in-person services. States and the department are currently studying RESEA programs, including innovations implemented in response to the pandemic, through an assortment of research and evaluation projects that will provide information on what reemployment services and strategies are most effective at supporting unemployed individuals quickly return to good jobs.

Learn more about RESEA and individualized reemployment services.  

Editor’s Note:  A listing of award recipients and amounts follows this release.

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments Base Funding Awards

Recipient

Amount

Alabama Department of Labor

$1,401,914

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce

$572,359

Arizona Department of Economic Security

$2,075,673

Arkansas Department of Labor

$999,072

California Employment Development Department

$13,409,480

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

$1,283,403

Connecticut Department of Labor

3,280,972

Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance

$742,056

District of Columbia Department of Employment Services

$790,077

Florida Workforce Services

$9,043,040

Georgia Department of Labor

$2,636,525

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

$1,761,828

Idaho Department of Labor

$896,580

Illinois Department of Labor

$4,309,773

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

$5,557,100

Iowa Workforce Development

$2,118,372

Kansas Department of Labor

$1,117,754

Kentucky Labor Cabinet

$2,261,286

Louisiana Workforce Commission

$3,534,609

Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

$790,139

Maryland Department of Labor

$3,274,034

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

$7,261,972

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

$6,815,479

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

$530,000

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

$1,723,593

Missouri Division of Employment Security

$2,198,089

Montana Department of Labor

$360,000

Nebraska Department of Labor

$631,510

Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation

$4,158,147

New Hampshire Department of Employment Security

$1,655,411

New Jersey Department of Labor

$6,094,175

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

$1,562,156

New York State Department of Labor

$24,617,275

North Carolina Department of Commerce

$5,516,881

Ohio Office of Workforce Development

$5,600,429

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

$1,875,335

Oregon Employment Department

$5,881,323

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

$4,761,504

Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources

$956,072

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

$1,407,186

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

$2,205,984

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

$498,400

Tennessee Department of Labor

$3,337,766

Texas Workforce Commission

$16,860,815

Utah Department of Workforce Services

$2,205,129

Vermont Department of Labor

$885,093

Virgin Islands Department of Labor

$498,400

Virginia Department of Labor

$3,827,073

Washington Department of Labor

$8,638,636

Workforce West Virginia

$877,767

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

$3,697,771

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

$498,400

Total

$189,493,817

 

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