Adult/Dislocated Worker Program

Northeastern Workforce Development Board Adult Program

Adult Program

Adult Program eligibility is based on income and family size. Persons receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps or other types of public assistance can qualify for the Adult Program. Entry into the program can also occur if the family’s income is below levels posted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Dislocated Worker Program

Dislocated Workers include individuals who have been laid off from their job due to a plant closure or a substantial layoff or laid off due to lack of work and who does not have the skills to obtain similar work. The Dislocated Worker Program eligibility is not income-based. A NWDB Training and Employment Specialist will be assigned to you and you will participate in Intensive Services activities. Counseling, coordinated referrals, and job search efforts are the primary tools of Intensive Services.


Individuals who are eligible according to WIA guidelines and who are unable to obtain work through Intensive Services may be recommended for NWDB Training funding to improve their skills for future job search.  Training funds may be limited by federal funding allocations and are generally provided for a period of two years or less. Training funds can only be allocated for training programs and providers that have been approved by NWDB. In addition, On-the-Job Training opportunities will be considered as a training option.