News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of More Than $80 Million To Provide Grants for Training and Safe Housing for Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $80,684,142 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) to provide career services, training services, youth services, related assistances, and housing services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.

These awards fall into two categories: NFJP Career Services and Training Grants, aimed to help farmworkers retain their current jobs in agriculture and to acquire new skills to start careers that provide higher wages and stable-year-round employment, and NFJP Housing Grants, which help create safe and sanitary housing for farmworkers.

The Department will award $74,562,142 for Career Services and Training Grants to fund 47 grants. The Department is also awarding $6,122,000 in NFJP Housing Grants to fund nine organizations in regions needing farmworker housing services.

“The Department of Labor is focused on investing in quality career services and training opportunities that lead to industry-recognized credentials in agriculture or other sectors, and ultimately better earnings and quality of life,” said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “Communities that invest in their farmworkers are investing in America’s economic strength.”

Learn more about the National Farmworker Jobs Program.

ETA administers federal job training and dislocated worker programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are provided primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Editor’s note: A list of the grantees, their locations and award amounts follows this news release.

 

The recipients of Career Services and Training grants are as follows:

Grant Recipient

State

Service areas

Amount

Telamon Corp.

NC

Alabama

$801,605

Arkansas Human Development Corp.

AR

Arkansas

$1,144,067

Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc.

AZ

Arizona

$2,538,153

Proteus Inc.

CA

California

$4,453,741

County of Kern

CA

California

$2,493,027

Central Valley Opportunity Center Inc.

CA

California

$2,216,717

West Hills Community College District

CA

California

$1,029,429

California Human Development Corp.

CA

California

$4,067,571

Rocky Mountain SER/Jobs for Progress Inc.

CO

Colorado

$1,347,060

Telamon Corp.

NC

Delaware, Maryland

$542,545

Florida Department of Education

FL

Florida

$3,763,684

Telamon Corp.

NC

Georgia

$1,671,697

Proteus Inc.

IA

Iowa

$1,588,068

Community Council of Idaho Inc.

ID

Idaho

$1,777,707

United Migrant Opportunity Services Inc.

WI

Illinois

$1,746,897

Proteus Inc.

IA

Indiana

$1,145,731

SER Corp. of Kansas

KS

Kansas

$1,220,211

Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc.

KY

Kentucky

$1,044,219

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

Louisiana

$798,040

Telamon Corp.

NC

Michigan

$2,129,494

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

Minnesota

$1,629,902

United Migrant Opportunity Services Inc.

WI

Missouri

$985,363

Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities Inc.

MS

Mississippi

$1,026,761

Rural Employment Opportunities Inc.

MT

Montana

$628,528

Telamon Corp.

NC

North Carolina

$2,638,326

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

North Dakota

$828,016

Proteus Inc.

IA

Nebraska

$1,295,534

PathStone Corp.

NJ

New Jersey

$602,990

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

New Mexico

$1,049,022*

Oregon Human Development Corp.

OR

Nevada

$190,893

PathStone Corp.

NY

New York

$1,574,968

PathStone Corp.

NY

Ohio

$1,417,710

ORO Development Corp.

OK

Oklahoma

$1,007,381

Oregon Human Development Corp.

OR

Oregon

$2,447,454

PathStone Corp.

PA

Pennsylvania

$1,485,920

PathStone Corp.

NY

Puerto Rico

$2,420,800

Telamon Corp.

NC

South Carolina

$811,276

Black Hills Special Services Cooperative

SD

South Dakota

$610,598

Tennessee Opportunity Programs Inc.

TN

Tennessee

$894,737

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

Texas

$5,281,950

Private Industry Council, dba Futures Through Training Inc.

UT

Utah

$466,894

Telamon Corp.

NC

Virginia

$1,002,595

PathStone Corp.

NY

Vermont

$185,768

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington

WA

Washington

$4,518,313

United Migrant Opportunity Services Inc.

WI

Wisconsin

$1,639,775

Telamon Corp.

NC

West Virginia

$155,408

Motivation, Education and Training Inc

TX

Wyoming

$245,597

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

$74,562,142

 

The Department will award Housing Grants to the following recipients:

Grant recipient

State

Service area(s)

Award

Alabama Non-Profit Housing Inc.

AL

Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

$800,000

PPEP Microbusiness and Housing Development Corp.

AZ

Arizona

$550,000

La Cooperativa Campesina de California

CA

California

$859,872

Community Resources and Housing Development Corp.

CO

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas and Utah

$762,681

Florida Non-Profit Housing Corp.

FL

Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia

$833,048

PathStone Corp.

NY

Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and Vermont

$835,586

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

TX

Louisiana and Texas

$653,474

Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing

WA

Oregon and Washington

$295,334

United Migrant Opportunity Services Inc.

WI

Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin

$532,005

Total

 

 

$6,122,000

 

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
August 25, 2020
Release Number
20-1616-NAT
Contact: Department of Labor National Contact Center
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