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Congressional Notifications

January 5, 2010 — National Emergency Grant for Texas

Dear Texas Congressional Staff:

Here is information about a National Emergency Grant (NEG) that is being awarded to your state to serve approximately 500 workers affected by layoffs at multiple construction and manufacturing companies in central and southeast Texas.

Description of NEG

  • DOL has approved an award of up to $2,201,214 with $1,021,902 released initially to the Central Texas Workforce Board, to be funded by resources made available for NEGs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The companies affected under this NEG award include Alcoa, Zachry Holdings, Becon Construction Company, and Texas Hydraulics.
  • Of these 500 workers, 370 have been certified as dual-eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). This dual enrollment project will provide the TAA-eligible dislocated workers with access to “wrap-around” and supportive services that are not available through the TAA program.
  • The geographic areas covered by this funding are: The counties of Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Brazos, Burleson, Cooke, Falls, Fayette, Lee, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Travis, Walker, Washington, and Williamson.

Let me know if you need more information. Feel free to contact Larry Temple with the Texas Workforce Commission at (512) 463-0735, if you have specific questions about how the funds will be distributed.