• Summer Jobs & Youth Programs

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides the Commonwealth with an allocation of $24,838,038 in recovery funds through in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Youth funding stream. ARRA funds provide in this area support statewide and local employment and training activities and summer jobs for low income youth individuals with barriers to employment, as described in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

    To support the creation of an estimated 10,000 summer jobs for youth across the commonwealth, the Patrick Administration will leverage ARRA funds provided to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security as well as state YouthWorks funding - this will enable the Commonwealth to reach 60 target communities this summer with needed support for summer jobs for our most at risk young people.
  • Worker Training Programs

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides the Commonwealth with an allocation of $10,076,668 in recovery funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Adult funding stream. ARRA funds provided in this area support statewide and local employment and training activities for low income adult individuals with barriers to employment, as described in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

    Additionally, ARRA provides the Commonwealth with an allocation of $21,223,446 in recovery funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Dislocated Worker funding stream. ARRA funds provided or dislocated worker employment and training activities will support training and supportive services for dislocated workers, as described in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
  • Regional Allocations xls format of 			Regional Allocations

    Allocations of Workforce Investment Act Resources by Workforce Region.
  • Unemployment Assistance

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided the Commonwealth access to an allocation of $174,305,508 in recovery funds through the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act. The state will continue to work to implement necessary legislative and regulatory changes needed to access these resources.