News Brief

Airmen and soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lakewood, Washington to receive continued reemployment services with $2.7M grant

State: Washington

Type of Award: National Emergency Grant incremental funding

Incremental Award Released: $2,698,119

Total Award Amount Approved: $5,586,385

Funding Awarded to: Pacific Mountain Workforce Consortium

Number of Airmen and Soldiers to Be Served: About 900

Use of Funds: This National Emergency Grant was originally approved for up to $5,586,385 on December 16, 2013, with $2,888,266 initially released. Today's award increases the total funding to the full approved amount of $5,586,385. This incremental funding willprovide for the continuation of reemployment services to airmen and soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who are separating from military service as a result of Department of Defense budget cuts and preparing to enter the civilian workforce. The grantee's request for incremental funding indicated that more than 35 service members seek assistance weekly, and that momentum is expected to continue to build as the project enhances the successful system now established for business recruitment, job training and job placement.

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