Rapid Response - Solutions for Economic Transition

Introduction

Key Related Programs and Services
for Providing Solution-Based Assistance


Rapid Response is linked to a wide array of services and resources for affected workers, businesses and communities. Almost all workforce development programs and initiatives have elements related to Rapid Response. However, a few key programs have a direct impact on providing Rapid Response assistance. Having familiarity with and connections to these various programs is helpful in providing comprehensive solutions-based assistance.

The following provides a brief description of each of the key related programs and services and links to additional in-depth content:

There are many other programs that also relate to Rapid Response, such as fuel assistance, food banks, credit counseling, and tax credit programs. The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration additionally offers assistance programs.

Other federal agencies offer assistance programs that relate to Rapid Response, including the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the USDA Rural Development.

Other related programs include:

As information brokers of resources and services, Rapid Response specialists provide the appropriate information to workers and employers to ensure a comprehensive cadre of services.