Guy Guzzone

The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning will soon announce the implementation of the newly enacted “Direct Workforce Innovation Program.” An informational webinar is planned by the Collaborative to highlight the program on its provisions, timeline and implementation.

With increased attention  given to the growing importance of the frontline workforce, this new grants opportunity comes at an especially good time.  The program will provide matching grants in the amount of $50,000 with the purpose ….”to create and expand on successful recruitment and retention strategies that address the barriers to increasing the number of direct care workers.”