Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program was launched to make $20 million in funding available to local workforce development boards, educational institutions and technical centers located in the communities most impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funding may be used to launch or expand training programs for construction trades including roofing, masonry, carpentry, concrete finishing, plumbing, HVAC, electricity, heavy equipment operations, carpet laying, window installation, plastering, welding and more, as outlined in the Request for Applications.   


Awards for seven applicants were announced on February 26, 2020.   

Workforce Recovery Training Program Documents

Workforce Recovery Training Program Timeline

  • Oct. 14, 2019: Initial Request for Applications posted.
  • Oct. 25, 2019: Technical questions due by 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • Oct. 28, 2019: Anticipated posting of questions and answers on program webpage.
  • Oct. 28, 2019: RFA issuance and Publication; application period opens.
  • Jan. 10, 2020: Applications due by 5:00 p.m. EST.  
  • Feb. 26, 2020: Announcement of awards. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Workforce Recovery Training Program FAQ - Updated November 1, 2019

Technical Questions

Technical questions submitted and responses are available here.

 Mailing List

  • Sign up for updates about Rebuild Florida assistance for Hurricane Irma-impacted areas here.

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