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Grants to assist Iowa workers affected by Ankeny and Waterloo layoffs
Type of Award: National Emergency Grant
Initial Amount Released: $518,643
Total Award Amount Approved: $3,058,322
Funding Awarded to: Iowa Workforce Development
Number of Workers to Be Served: About 650
Use of Funds: This NEG's value is up to $3,058,322 — with $518,643 for initial release — to provide reemployment and training services to approximately 650 of 1,312 workers affected by the layoffs at John Deere facilities in Ankeny and Waterloo, Iowa. Of the 650 workers targeted for services, 461 individuals from the Waterloo facility have been certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. This dual enrollment project will provide the TAA-certified workers with access to "wrap around" and supportive services that are not available through the TAA program.