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Department of Labor announces $6.5M in available grants to provide housing services for farmworkers, dependents

Funding will improve access to safe, sanitary housing in targeted states

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the availability of $6.5 million in grants to help organizations improve their delivery of safe and sanitary housing solutions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the National Farmworker Jobs Program will award approximately eight grants to organizations that propose project designs to provide housing services in one or more states with the highest estimated number of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, including Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Washington. 

Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the funding will connect eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents to permanent and temporary housing. At least 70 percent of the funds will go toward permanent housing. 

Successful applicants must understand farmworkers’ needs, enabling them to propose projects that improve access to safe and sanitary housing services that helps workers and their dependents achieve their educational and career goals and promotes economic mobility. 

Learn more about the National Farmworker Jobs Program Housing Services funding opportunity and apply

Employment and Training Administration
May 1, 2024
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Media Contact: Monica Vereen
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