Support to Communities

Support to communities

Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development is a grant program that offers free training, placement, and supportive services for Baltimore City residents that have been directly or indirectly impacted by the opioid crisis or other substance use disorders. The training available is for in-demand careers with an average starting wage of $15 dollars an hour with the opportunity to grow in the field.

If you are a Baltimore City resident that is over 18 years old, under or unemployed, and has direct experience with substance use disorder, you may be eligible for services.

To apply:

  1. Create a profile in the Maryland Workforce Exchange
  2. Complete this interest form and someone will reach out to you


    Walk in to your local MOED Job Center and ask to be connected to the Support to Communities grant.

Questions? Contact Jessica Cardott at

Examples of available training programs are listed below:

Training Program​ Average wage​ Length
Administrative and Support Services    
Microsoft Office Specialist​ $15.00/hr​ 12 weeks
National Restaurant Association​: ServSafe Food Handler $13.00/hr​ 1 day
American Traffic Safety Services Association​: Maryland SHA Flagger $14.00/hr​ 1-2 days
Utility Infrastructure​ $16.00/hr​ 13 weeks
Solar Installation​ $16.00/hr​ 13 weeks
Warehousing $15.00/hr​ 8 weeks
HVAC/R Certified Tech  $29.20/hr 52 weeks
Class B CDL Driver Training Program  $23.00/hr 1 week
 Pharmacy Technician​ $14.00/hr​ 16 weeks
Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant $15.00/hr​ 12 weeks
Multi-Skilled Medical Technician  $28.61/hr 52 weeks
Venipuncture and Specimen Collection  $18.50/hr 24-30 weeks
Dental Assistant  $22.52/hr 16-20 weeks
Medical Billing  $18.00/hr 16-24 weeks
Certified Clinical Medical Asst.  $18.00/hr 52 weeks
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist  $22.55/hr 52 weeks
Casino Dealer Training-Poker  $12.00/hr 5 weeks
American Hotel & Lodging ​ $14.00/hr​ 3 weeks
Information Technology    
Cybersecurity Training​ $25.00/hr 28 weeks
CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep  $20.00/hr 10 weeks
IT Security - Network+, Security+ Exam Prep  $25.00/hr 12 weeks 
Maritime, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (MTDL)​ $15.00/hr​ 3 weeks
Commercial Transportation Careers (CTC)​ $18.00/hr​ 3 weeks
Commercial Driver's License-A  $23.42/hr 10-20 weeks
 Welding Fast Track: Includes 378 hours of hands-on welding training​ $13-16/hr​ 14 weeks, 378 hours
CNC Fast Track: Includes 540 hours or 20 weeks of CNC machine training​ $14-18/hr​ 20 weeks, 540 hours
National Retail Foundation​: Retail Fundamentals $13.00/hr​ 2 weeks
National Retail Foundation​: Customer Service $13.50/hr​ 3 weeks
National Retail Foundation​: Retail Management  $16.50/hr​ 6 weeks