Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program provides a variety of benefits for workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign competition and their company has been certified as being trade impacted by the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Possible benefits include retraining, job search assistance, relocation assistance, extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and/or a wage subsidy if you are 50 years of age or older and start a full time job that pays less than your trade certified employment. To find out if your company is certified or on the TAA program, please visit the USDOL website at:

You can also apply for individual entitlement at Once you receive your individual entitlement, you will be required to work with a TAA counselor through the Workforce Center to apply for and receive TAA benefits. This program has strict deadlines. If these deadlines are not met, you can lose portions of your TAA benefits. Please contact your local TAA counselor for more information on these deadlines.

If you wish to apply for individual eligibility for TAA benefits, please contact a TAA counselor at your local workforce center.

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  • TAA Statutes: TAA applicable laws covering petitions, determinations, and program benefits from the federal website.
  • TAA (Federal) Information: All laws, rules and updates are located on the USDOL website. 
  • TAA Payment Policy: Payment policy for schools, vendors and students enrolled in the TAA program.


For questions about the TAA program, please contact:

Melissa Pratt: 303-318-8940

Melissa Madril: 303-318-8043

For questions about the TRA program, please contact:

David Barbour: 303-318-8940