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Texas to receive $4.2M in supplemental funding for continued re-employment services to dislocated service members, workers
Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant supplemental
Supplemental Amount Approved: $4,214,713
Total Funds Awarded: $8,345,802
Funding Awarded to: Texas Workforce Commission
Number of Workers Served: Approximately 1,531
Use of Funds: On Sept. 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $4,131,089, with $2,391,662 released initially, to provide re-employment services to dislocated military service members and civilian workers at Fort Hood in Killeen and the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana. These rolling layoffs occurred from January 2013 through September 2013.
On Feb. 2, 2016, the department released an incremental award of $1,739,427, bringing the funds awarded to the original, approved $4,131,089 threshold.
This supplemental award of $4,214,713 million brings the total funds awarded for this project to $8,345,802.
Background: Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses. The grants generally provide resources to states and local workforce investment boards to re-employ laid-off workers quickly by offering training to increase occupational skills