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Congressional Notifications

June 24, 2010 — DOL Notification: National Farm worker Jobs Program Grants

Dear Congressional Staff:

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis today announced the award of $78,410,000 for Program Year (PY) 2010 National Farm worker Jobs Program (NFJP) grants. The NFJP is a nationally-directed program of job training and employment assistance for migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs). Attached is a list of grantees and the amount of funding they will be receiving. Every state with the exception of Alaska and the District of Columbia is represented by one grantee, with the exception of California, which has a total of five grantees.

The NFJP provides funding to community-based and public agencies that assist farm workers and their families attain greater economic stability. It does so by helping farm workers acquire new job skills in occupations that offer higher wages and more stable employment, or to upgrade their agricultural job skills. In addition to skills training, the program provides supportive services that help farm workers enter into or remain in training or retain their employment in agriculture. In addition, the NFJP provides Related Assistance Services, including supportive services such as child care, health care and transportation, as well as other emergency services designed to enable farm workers to retain their agricultural employment or enter into and remain in training. Please visit www.doleta.gov/msfw/ for more information on the NFJP and DOL services for MSFWs.

If you have any questions, please contact Adri Jayaratne in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at jayaratne.adri@dol.gov or (202) 693-4600. Thank you.