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March 23, 2010 — National Emergency Grant for Oregon — Joe's Sports, Outdoor, Auto/Truck and More

Dear Oregon Delegation:

Here is information about a National Emergency Grant (NEG) that is being awarded to Oregon to serve workers affected by layoffs from Joe's Sports, Outdoor, Auto/Truck and More (Joe's), located in Wilsonville. This project will provide employment-related services to workers. The majority will attend customized career exploration workshops, receive one-on-one assistance, and remedial and long-term training to help them transition and compete for job opportunities in high-growth industries in the region.

Description of Oregon NEG

  • DOL is granting an award of up to $1,137,425, with $863,865 released initially, funded by resources made available for NEGs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • The geographic areas covered by this funding are: The counties of Clackamas, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, and Washington
  • Project Operator: The Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County
  • Projected Number of Participants: About 100

Let me know if you need more information. Feel free to contact Shalee Hodgson with the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development at (503) 947-2409 if you have specific questions about how the funds will be distributed.