Sources And Uses

Sources & Uses FAQ

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) is emergency funding to serve unemployed or underemployed participants dislocated as a result of COVID-19. The participants must have been temporarily or permanently laid off because of COVID-19, self-employed individuals who became unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of COVID-19, or (in general) long-term unemployed or dislocated workers.

The emphasis of these funds is to provide all enrolled with support services when they are needed to enable individuals to participate in employment and training services to return to living wage employment and there will training services available, ideally in one of CWP’s targeted industry sectors. Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department is providing these services.

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) funds are to provide career and training services to unemployed or underemployed participants dislocated because of COVID-19. The populations will come from CWP’s barriered populations. These barriers, compounded with lack of childcare, housing and food security, and emotional challenges will require a high level of career coaching and academic advising to ensure they successfully enter training, complete training, and enter living wage employment as soon as possible. Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department is enrolling participants into occupational training deemed necessary to return the area to pre-COVID economic prosperity, as well as provide placement services upon training completion.

The State Training and Work Experience provides training and employment services to unemployed and underemployed individuals in our area. These individuals will be from the following barriered populations:

  • Those on public assistance,
  • Persons with disabilities,
  • Persons with substance abuse issues,
  • Reentry/formerly incarcerated persons,
  • Persons of color,
  • Veterans,
  • English second language learners,
  • Those who are long-term unemployed,
  • Low income individuals, and/or
  • Those living in rural communities.


These individuals will receive intensive career, training, job placement, and supportive services in order to enter career track employment in four targeted industry sectors: construction, technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. Training services include occupational skills training, work experience, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training, and OJT. Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department is providing these services.

Oregon Department of Human Services JOBS program is funding vocational training and support services to Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) participants with High School or General Equivalency Diplomas in Clackamas County. The Clackamas Apprenticeship and Training (CAT) JOBS vocational training program will be apprenticeship focused and must result in employment in one of Clackamas Workforce Partnership’s four targeted industry sectors: healthcare, tech, manufacturing, or construction.

This program will include a key intervention to help to create a cohort atmosphere amongst the participants who will be doing individual trainings. Participants will be encouraged to attend weekly cohort meetings to help brainstorm solutions to challenges that they are facing during the transition to career track employment. Topics may include developing support systems, networking, goal setting, using the Prosperity Planner, time management, budgeting, how to access tutoring if needed, resume writing, career advancement, becoming a first-time homeowner, Individual Development Accounts, and others as needed. Participants will be encouraged to support each other with their training goals, helping each other with childcare and transportation for example, to ensure the group’s successful transition to self-sufficiency. Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department is providing these services.

The Rethinking Job Search workshop series fullfilled the Job Search Training component in the Oregon Department of Human Services STEP Up.  This workshop will strengthen the job readiness of participants by providing instruction designed to increase motivation and self-confidence of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

Rethinking Careers was a 12-session workshop that:

  • Explored methods and tools for dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of job search;
  • Provided practical hands-on activities connected to the subject matter;
  • Challenged participants to rethink their approach to job search; and
  • Strengthened participants’ confidence, motivation and accountability to move forward and gain employment.

The State of Oregon is committed to ensuring that all Oregonians have appropriate access to high quality healthcare across the state. It is therefore important to ensure that the distribution of the healthcare workforce appropriately meets the needs of all Oregonians no matter where they live. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 3261 to support the development of a robust and diverse healthcare workforce and established the Health Care Provider Incentive Fund within the Oregon Health Authority.  Moneys from the fund are to support the development of the healthcare workforce in Oregon.

In order to help develop a healthcare workforce to meet all Oregonians’ needs, Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) collaborated on behalf of the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) to make available grant funds as part of the Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) grant program.

The HOWTO Grant program is intended to expand health professional training to address current and future shortages in the healthcare workforce in rural and medically underserved areas of Oregon. The program is designed to support innovative, community-based, training initiatives that will address identified local healthcare workforce shortages and expand the diversity of the health professional workforce. Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department, North West Family Services, and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) are providing these services.

North West Promise (NW Promise) is the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan area’s collaboration that will support movement along career pathways into four health care-related occupation tracks that are expected to be in high demand: Nursing, Medical Laboratory, Medical Office, and Allied Health.

Through this contract, funds will be targeted to serve specific populations in Clackamas County in order to diversify healthcare industry employees to reflect those populations that they serve. These populations are unemployed and underemployed individuals interested in training and employment in the program’s Healthcare or Healthcare IT industry occupation tracks and belong to one of the below groups:

  1. Immigrants and refugees,
  2. English language learners,
  3. Multilingual individuals,
  4. People of color,
  5. Members of the LGBTQ community,
  6. People with disabilities, and
  7. Other low-income individuals.


Clackamas Community College’s Workforce Development Department, North West Family Services, and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) are providing these services.

The purpose of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to increase for individuals, particularly those individuals with barriers to employment, access to and opportunities for the employment, education, training, and support services they need to succeed in the labor market. Clackamas Community Colleges Workforce Development and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization serves these and other adults and dislocated workers who generally live and/or work in Clackamas County in order to help them find jobs, keep jobs, and advance in jobs, with an additional special priority of service provided to veterans and their eligible spouses. The project promotes and supports skill development of the local workforce through the local integrated model of service provision in our local American Job Center, WorkSource Clackamas.