Workforce Recovery Assistance Program

Making funds available to re-employ YOUR staff, laid off due to COVID-19.

CareerSource Brevard, in partnership with the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, encourages Brevard’s small (fewer than 50 employees) businesses impacted by COVID-19, to apply for the Workforce Recovery Assistance Program. Bring your valued employees, who make up to $16.50/hr, and were laid off due to COVID-19, back to work with this wage assistance program. Limited wage funds are available for this program and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The application period has now ended. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the Eligibility Criteria for businesses to participate in this program?

How can I apply for this program?

Will everyone who qualifies be approved for the program?

What is the wage rate and number of hours for the employees?

As an employer, do I have any obligation to keep these employees past the supplemental period?

How are funds distributed to the businesses?

As a participating Worksite Employer, what are my responsibilities?

How many weeks does the supplemental wage period last?

What if my previous employee(s) that were laid-off or furloughed can’t return to work for my business?

Can this program be used to supplement the wages of a current employee instead of a returning employee?

If my business is currently closed, can I use this program to open and supplement the wages of the owner(s), or an employee(s)?

Is there an age requirement of the employee(s) that a business wants to hire/rehire for this program?

If I have any questions who do I contact?