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US Department of Labor announces more than $225 million in health care and high growth grants

Saturday, February 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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47,000 people will take part in training and education

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that leads to employment in a range of health care fields and other growing industries. With today's announcement, organizations in all 50 states have received a share of nearly $750 million in competitive grant funding made available through the Department of Labor.

"The Recovery Act's investments are making a positive difference in the lives of America's working families," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Recovery Act funded grants announced today will ensure thousands of workers across the nation can receive high-quality training and employment services, which will lead to good jobs in health care and other industries offering career-track employment and good pay and benefits."

While grantees will serve a wide range of workers, each project will focus on targeted regional populations. Approximately $25 million is reserved for projects serving communities impacted by automotive industry restructuring. "With these funds announced today, workers in communities hardest hit by auto layoffs will receive additional resources to help them prepare for and find new jobs," said Dr. Edward Montgomery, executive director of the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. "The president and the administration remain committed to supporting auto communities and their workers." Auto communities benefitting from these programs are listed in the grant summaries found at http://www.doleta.gov/factsheet/ARRA_Health_and_Other.pdf.

Today's announcement marks the sixth and final round of competitive grants made available for employment and training through the Recovery Act. Projects funded through these grants will be conducted in partnership with the public workforce system, businesses and other organizations to guarantee that training leads to jobs.

For more information on the range of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov.

Editor's Note: A chart listing grantees and award amounts follows this release.



U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance.

Recovery Act Health Care and High Growth Grants ----------------------------------------------- Grant Award Highlighted Recipient City State Industry Amount Populations Served ---------- ---- ----- -------- ------ ------------------ Energy-Efficiency Dislocated, Technology incumbent, and Training unemployed Calhoun (Construction and workers, high Community Related school students, College Decatur Ala. industries) $3,470,830 military veterans ---------- ------- ---- ------------------ ---------- ----------------- Mid-South Unemployed, Community West Aviation dislocated, and College Memphis Ark. Technology $3,391,053 incumbent workers --------- -------- ---- ----------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care South (Nursing, Health Arkansas Information Unemployed, Community El Technology, and dislocated, and College Dorado Ark. Allied Health) $3,520,612 incumbent workers --------- ------- ---- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Kern Community Renewable Energy College Generation, Unemployed, District Transmission and dislocated, and (KCCD) Bakersfield Calif. Distribution $2,768,572 incumbent workers ---------- ----------- ------ ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care Unemployed, Los Rios (Nursing, Allied dislocated and Community Health and Health incumbent workers College Information including low- District Sacramento Calif. Technology) $4,988,561 wage workers ---------- ---------- ------ ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Mt. San Antonio Displaced, Community Heating/Air unemployed, and College Conditioning and low-wage District Walnut Calif. Refrigeration $2,239,714 incumbent workers ---------- ------ ------ ----------------- ---------- ------------------ San Diego State Unemployed, University dislocated Research San workers, and Foundation Diego Calif. Biotechnology $4,953,575 veterans ----------- ------ ------ ------------- ---------- ------------ San Jose Unemployed State individuals, University dislocated Research Health Care, workers, and Foundation San Jose Calif. Biotechnology $5,000,000 veterans ----------- -------- ------ ------------- ---------- ------------- San Bernardino Community College San District Bernardino Calif. Logistics $4,260,863 Incumbent workers ----------- ----------- ------ --------- ---------- ----------------- Unemployed, Youth Policy Los Health Care dislocated, and Institute Angeles Calif. (Nursing) $3,623,473 incumbent workers ------------ -------- ------ ------------ ---------- ------------------ Spanish Speaking Unity Health Care Unemployed and Council Oakland Calif. (Allied Health) $3,559,139 incumbent workers --------- ------- ------ ---------------- ---------- ------------------ Otero Junior Health Care Unemployed and College La Junta Colo. (Nursing) $4,999,350 dislocated workers ------------ -------- ----- ------------ ---------- ------------------- Latinos, age 18 and older, who currently work in low-skill, low- National Health Care wage jobs, Council of (Nursing and unemployed and/or La Raza Washington D.C. Allied Health) $3,457,516 dislocated workers ----------- ---------- ---- --------------- ---------- ------------------- Health Care Providence (Nursing, Allied Health Health, Long- Foundation Term Care, and of Health Unemployed, Providence Information dislocated, and Hospital Washington D.C. Technology) $4,953,999 incumbent workers ---------- ---------- ---- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ DeKalb Technical Unemployed, College Health Care dislocated, and (DTC) Clarkston Ga. (Allied Health) $2,043,859 incumbent workers ---------- --------- --- ---------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, Long- Unemployed Term Care, and individuals, Governors Health dislocated State University Information workers, and low- University Park Ill. Technology) $4,994,686 wage workers ----------- ----------- ---- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Indianapolis Private Dislocated, Industry Health Care unemployed, and Council Inc. Indianapolis Ind. (Nursing) $4,885,812 incumbent workers ------------ ------------ ---- ------------ ---------- ------------------ Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation Ivy Tech Distribution& Community Logistics, and College of Information Unemployed and Indiana Indianapolis Ind. Technology $5,000,000 displaced workers ---------- ------------ ---- --------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care (Nursing, Allied Limited- English Iowa Health, Health proficient Workforce Des Information refugees and Development Moines Iowa Technology) $3,403,164 immigrants ------------ ------- ---- ----------------- ---------- ----------------- Maysville Community and Technical Health Care Underprepared adult College Maysville Ky. (Nursing) $2,007,637 workers --------- --------- --- ------------ ---------- -------------------- Louisiana Technical College, Greater Acadiana Unemployed and low- Region 4 Lafayette La. Transportation $4,859,040 wage workers --------- --------- --- -------------- ---------- -------------------- Low-income/ unemployed, single parents, incumbent Southern workers, University Health Care dislocated at (Allied Health workers, and Shreveport Shreveport La. and Nursing) $4,296,308 veterans ----------- ---------- --- --------------- ---------- ------------------- Maine Health Care Incumbent workers, Department (Nursing and displaced workers, of Labor Augusta Maine Allied Health) $4,892,213 unemployed workers ----------- ------- ----- --------------- ---------- ------------------- The Community Unemployed, low College of income, Baltimore Health Care disadvantaged County (Nursing and individuals, and (CCBC) Baltimore Md. Allied Health) $4,928,654 incumbent workers ------------- --------- --- --------------- ---------- ------------------ Veterans, Macomb unemployed Community individuals, and College Warren Mich. Defense $4,971,642 dislocated workers ---------- ------ ----- ------- ---------- ------------------- American Indian Health Care Opportunities (Nursing, Allied Unemployed, Industrialization Health, and Long- dislocated, and Center Minneapolis Minn. Term Care) $5,000,000 incumbent workers ------------------ ----------- ----- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Northland Community Unemployed, and Thief dislocated Technical River Unmanned Aircraft workers, and College Falls Minn. Systems (UAS) $4,996,844 Veterans. --------- ------ ----- ------------------ ---------- ------------ MN State Colleges & Universities Health Care DBA Pine (Nursing, Allied Displaced workers Technical Pine Health, and Long- and incumbent College City Minn. Term Care) $4,230,950 workers ------------- ----- ----- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care Unemployed, (Nursing, Allied dislocated, South Central North Health, and Long- incumbent and low- College Mankato Minn. Term Care) $4,506,101 wage workers ------------- -------- ----- ----------------- ---------- ------------------- Dislocated workers, The unemployed Montgomery Health Care workers, incumbent Institute Meridian Miss. (Nursing) $4,519,625 workers ----------- -------- ----- ------------ ---------- -------------------- Health Care (Nursing, Long- Term Care, and Full Health Employment Kansas Information Unemployed and Council City Mo. Technology) $4,998,344 incumbent workers ----------- ------- --- ---------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care Unemployed, Crowder (Nursing and dislocated, and College Neosho Mo. Allied Health) $3,576,760 incumbent workers ------- ------ --- --------------- ---------- ------------------ Maryville Dislocated, University - St. Health Care incumbent, and St. Louis Louis Mo. (Nursing) $4,699,354 unemployed workers ------------- ------ --- ------------ ---------- ------------------- University of New Health Care (Long- Unemployed and Hampshire Durham N.H. Term Care) $2,944,732 dislocated workers ------------- ------ ---- ------------------- ---------- ------------------- Health Care Passaic (Allied Health County and Health Community Information Unemployed and College Paterson N.J. Technology) $4,475,041 incumbent workers ---------- -------- ---- --------------- ---------- ------------------ Fulton Montgomery Community College Health Care Unemployed and (FMCC) Johnstown N.Y. (Nursing) $2,865,657 incumbent workers ----------- --------- ---- ------------ ---------- ------------------ Hudson Valley Unemployed workers, Community and high school College Biotechnology/ and college (HVCC) Troy N.Y. Biomanufacturing $3,382,200 students ------------- ---- ---- ----------------- ---------- -------------------- University Behavioral Unemployed, Associates Health Care (Long- underemployed, and Inc. Bronx N.Y. Term Care) $5,000,000 unskilled workers ---------- ----- ---- ------------------- ---------- ------------------- Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Care (Nursing and Madison, and Health Unemployed Oneida Information individuals and Counties Utica N.Y. Technology) $2,700,096 incumbent workers ------------- ----- ---- ------------------ ---------- ------------------ Goodwill Industries Inc., Serving E. Neb and SW Insurance and Iowa Omaha Neb. Banking $2,007,846 Unemployed workers ------------- ----- ---- -------------- ---------- ------------------ Health Care Nevada Cancer Las (Allied Health Unemployed and Institute Vegas Nev. and Nursing) $3,262,676 dislocated workers ------------- ------ ---- --------------- ---------- ------------------- Unemployed individuals, displaced workers, veterans, high Berea Health Care school drop-outs, Children's (Nursing and and underemployed Home Berea Ohio Long-Term Care) 4,927,843 individuals ----------- ----- ---- ---------------- --------- ------------------- Bioscience/ Biotechnology and Displaced workers Advanced and incumbent BioOhio Columbus Ohio Manufacturing $5,000,000 workers ------- -------- ---- ------------------ ---------- ------------------ Health Care Cincinnati (Nursing, Allied State Health, Long- Unemployed, Technical Term Care, and dislocated, and and Health incumbent workers Community Information including low- College Cincinnati Ohio Technology) $4,935,132 wage workers ---------- ---------- ---- ----------------- ---------- ------------------ Columbus Entry-level, State unemployed, Community underemployed and College Columbus Ohio Logistics $4,605,303 incumbent workers ---------- -------- ---- --------- ---------- ------------------ Enterprise for Health Care Employment (Nursing, Long- Unemployed and Term Care, and individuals and Education Salem Ore. Allied Health) $2,373,073 TANF recipients ---------- ----- ---- ---------------- ---------- ---------------- Trident Health Care Unemployed, Technical (Nursing and underemployed, and College Charleston S.C. Allied Health) $2,624,532 dislocated workers ---------- ---------- ---- --------------- ---------- ------------------- Florence- Darlington Technical College Unemployed (FDTC) Florence S.C. Electric Power $4,346,351 individuals ----------- -------- ---- -------------- ---------- ----------- The University Health Care of South (Nursing, Long- Dakota Vermillion S.D. Term Care) $5,000,000 Veterans ----------- ---------- ---- ---------------- ---------- -------- Unemployed, dislocated, Health Care incumbent workers, Centerstone (Allied Health, high school drop of Tennessee Long-Term Care, outs, and young Inc. Nashville Tenn. and Nursing) $5,000,000 adults ------------- --------- ----- --------------- ---------- ------------------ Unemployed, underemployed, first generation college students, North Central Health Care Spanish speaking Texas (Allied Health populations, and College Gainesville Texas and Nursing) $4,150,005 incumbent workers ------------- ----------- ----- --------------- ---------- ----------------- Low income, unemployed, and incumbent workers. A special emphasis for worker training will be placed on San Jacinto attracting and Community training Hispanic College and female District Pasadena Texas Petrochemical $4,722,919 participants ----------- -------- ----- ------------- ---------- ------------------- The Unemployed University individuals, of Texas dislocated Medical workers, and Branch at incumbent workers Galveston Health Care in low-wage (UTMB) Galveston Texas (Nursing) $4,655,799 positions ----------- --------- ----- ------------ ---------- ------------------ Green Technology Manufacturing, Shenandoah Renewable Energy, Valley Efficiency Workforce Assessment and Investment Green Board Inc. Construction and Unemployed and (SVWIB) Harrisonburg Va. Retrofitting $4,951,991 dislocated workers ---------- ------------ --- ----------------- ---------- ------------------- Workforce Training and Health Care Unemployed/ Education (Allied Health dislocated Coordinating and Long-Term workers, and low- Board Olympia Wash. Care) $5,000,000 wage workers ------------- ------- ----- -------------- ---------- -----------------

SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor
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