The Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA Program) mission is to provide workers, who are adversely affected by foreign trade, with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary for future in-demand jobs. Together with its workforce development partners in the one-stop delivery system authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), TAA helps retrain, retool, and rebuild the American workforce.


TAA Program Overview Are you new to the TAA Program or need a refresher?  Here is an overview of benefits and services.

TAA Navigator Model This is a staffing model that has increased TAA petition filing and participation. Review these resources to help you adopt this model in your state.

Petition Filing When the TAA Program investigates a petition and subsequently determines the effects of global trade caused a layoff or plant closure, the affected workers become certified as eligible to apply for TAA benefits and services.  This page has helpful petition filing resources.

Reporting & Performance If you are engaged in reporting for the TAA Program or have an interest in data, review this section.

Case Management is a vital component of serving participants.  Employment and case management services include skills assessments, individual employment plans, career counseling, and other activities.  View these resources to gain knowledge on providing these services and for tips on managing funds related to providing these services. 

Training for TAA participants is a primary focus of the TAA Program as nearly half of all participants enroll in training.  Visit this page to learn about different training opportunities including on-the-job training (OJT) and apprenticeship.

Fiscal Reporting is required by all states.  Find webinars that will assist you with accurate fiscal reporting and help you be the best fiscal steward.   

Outreach and Early Intervention is a critical component for success and positively impacts the outcomes of participants and service delivery to them.  Review these resources for partnering with Rapid Response.

TAA Program Practitioner Resources These resources are available to those who work day-to-day administering the TAA Program. 

Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) is a wage supplement for up to two years that is available to reemployed older workers and covers a portion of the difference between a worker’s new wage and their old wage (up to a specified maximum amount).  Informational materials are available here.

Job Search and Relocation Allowances are reimbursements for costs of seeking employment and relocating outside of the worker’s commuting area. 

Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA) describes income support available in the form of weekly cash payments to workers who are enrolled in a full-time training program and have exhausted their unemployment insurance.  Resources to come soon!