Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties, Inc.

Opioid Grant

Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Counties, Inc. 


Please contact your local Working Solutions Center to see if you are eligible for other funding. 

Do you, a friend, or any member of your family have a history of opioid use?

Are you out of work and want to explore new training and employment opportunities?

Do you need help getting back into the workforce?

Do you want to give back to your community?

Our Vision is to:

Counter the negative employment impacts of the opioid crisis and encourage training opportunities, including skilled professions that can address the underlying causes of the crisis.

Our Mission is to:

Use innovative approaches to address the economic and workforce-related impacts of the opioid epidemic, and
Provide training and support activities to dislocated workers (including displaced homemakers), new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers, including individuals in these populations who are or who have been impacted by the opioid crisis.

You may be eligible for Support Services and/or Training
  • Certificate Training Programs (Employer recognized or Industry recognized credentials)
  • Help Getting Your High School Equivalency (formerly GED)
  • Pre-apprenticeships and Apprenticeships
  • On-The-Job Training Opportunities
  • Certified Peer Advocate Training (CRPA), Recovery Coach Training
  • Entry-level Health Care (PCA, HHA, CNA, Medical Assistant)
  • Career Counseling, Career Planning
  • Transportation (Bus passes)
  • And other free services,such as tests fees, training-related application fees, recertifications, and tools

Eligible Participants Include:

  • Must be a Dislocated Worker (DW)
  • Must be an Unemployed or significantly underemployed individual
  • Must reside in Herkimer county, Madison county, Oneida county or Otsego County
  • Must be interested in employment and training

Please Note: We cannot fund or provide services to any male over the age of 18 who has not registered for selective service.

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Veronica Miller
HMO Workforce Development Board
209 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
Utica, New York 13501


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This New York State Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration grant program is 100% funded in the amount of $375,305.

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