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OPA News Release: [11/17/2010]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-1607-NAT

US Department of Labor announces 2011 Trade Adjustment Assistance initial funding allocations

States would lose approximately $267 million if expanded program is not renewed

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced initial funding allocations for Trade Adjustment Assistance for states to assist workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and foreign trade.

This announcement includes two funding levels for states under the program: one under the current, expanded level of authorized funding, and one at a reduced level that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2011, if Congress fails to renew the expanded TAA program authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. If the expanded program is not renewed, states stand to lose approximately $267 million in initial allocations, and thousands of workers could be excluded from the program. Additional reserve funding would be lost as well.

"The Recovery Act has allowed us to serve more Americans through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, giving workers access to essential services in a time of need," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Returning TAA to pre-expansion funding levels and eligibility guidelines would leave a staggering number of workers in states across the country without access to this important program."

TAA provides workers with the opportunity to obtain the skills, resources and support needed to gain re-employment. Funds are used to provide career training, employment and case management services, and to pay for associated administrative costs. States will receive funds according to these allocations once the department receives its fiscal year 2011 congressional appropriation.

The Recovery Act included a major expansion and reform of the TAA program, and authorized an increase in the maximum amount of TAA funds that may be used for training nationwide, from $220 million to $575 million. If Congress does not renew the expanded program before Jan. 1, 2011, funding will revert to pre-Recovery Act levels, and service industry workers will no longer be covered by the program.

Funds announced today are the initial allocations for fiscal year 2011 for both the expanded and reduced levels. The remaining funds are being held in reserve by the Labor Department for distribution as needed throughout the year.

Editor's Note: A chart detailing funding levels for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico follows this release.


State

Total FY 2011 TAA Initial Allocation $575 Million Training Level*

Total FY 2011 TAA Initial Allocation $220 Million Training Level*

Alabama

$8,754,884

$3,539,184

Alaska

$541,773

$0

Arizona

$3,032,300

$1,278,272

Arkansas

$9,741,945

$3,749,887

California

$13,135,465

$5,724,425

Colorado

$3,690,552

$1,565,884

Connecticut

$4,014,079

$1,596,745

Delaware

$616,408

$481,944

District of Columbia

$0

$0

Florida

$3,375,973

$1,269,050

Georgia

$10,127,786

$4,466,586

Hawaii

$0

$0

Idaho

$6,139,516

$2,645,829

Illinois

$16,828,636

$6,776,605

Indiana

$23,734,414

$9,085,254

Iowa

$7,258,088

$2,439,507

Kansas

$1,397,111

$743,098

Kentucky

$11,628,652

$4,678,271

Louisiana

$1,977,091

$959,206

Maine

$4,789,892

$1,782,059

Maryland

$976,878

$603,513

Massachusetts

$8,977,944

$4,130,816

Michigan

$57,129,772

$21,353,658

Minnesota

$8,244,122

$3,133,521

Mississippi

$3,455,817

$1,438,379

Missouri

$13,408,136

$5,651,273

Montana

$3,461,566

$1,454,567

Nebraska

$1,159,748

$716,459

Nevada

$502,420

$0

New Hampshire

$1,462,784

$770,937

New Jersey

$3,895,246

$1,949,997

New Mexico

$3,129,322

$1,420,353

New York

$11,329,275

$4,189,378

North Carolina

$39,199,147

$16,295,004

North Dakota

$653,372

$0

Ohio

$26,862,367

$9,191,913

Oklahoma

$3,218,115

$1,644,148

Oregon

$15,804,810

$5,794,776

Pennsylvania

$22,116,022

$9,410,643

Puerto Rico

$488,909

$0

Rhode Island

$3,208,666

$1,463,611

South Carolina

$12,569,797

$5,602,451

South Dakota

$1,955,398

$802,322

Tennessee

$8,317,583

$4,003,082

Texas

$15,077,456

$6,208,649

Utah

$3,765,926

$1,529,840

Vermont

$873,842

$528,898

Virginia

$9,750,747

$3,715,915

Washington

$11,989,030

$4,682,929

West Virginia

$4,537,397

$1,975,437

Wisconsin

$18,656,325

$7,755,725

Wyoming

$0

$0

Total

$446,962,500

$180,200,000

*Includes training, administrative and case management funds