Federal Bonding Program

How To Apply

Job applicants seeking bonding should apply in person at their local DWS office

Program Description

The Federal Bonding Program is a successful and unique job placement tool for at-risk job applicants. At no cost to the job applicant or employer, the program offers fidelity bonds to insure employers against any type of theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement. Bonding Overview (PDF)


  • Any public, private, government or community-based organization may participate
  • Upon hire, bonded job applicants must work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Bonds are issued, at no cost, directly to the employer for qualifying job applicants.
  • Bonds are issued in increments of $5,000 for a period of six months up to a maximum of $25,000.
  • Employers must be current with Unemployment Insurance reports and contributions.
  • Employers will need to provide their FEIN and UI ID to DWS.
  • DWS will handle all paperwork for the bond

The Program Serves:

  • Ex-offenders
  • Welfare recipients
  • Individuals with a history of substance abuse
  • Individuals who have been dishonorably discharged
  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Others with barriers to employment