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May 27, 2010 — National Emergency Grant for Wisconsin — Manufacturing Sector

Dear Wisconsin Delegation:

Here is information about a National Emergency Grant (NEG) that is being awarded to your state to to continue to provide employment and training services to workers affected by multiple layoffs and plant closures occurring within the manufacturing sector in northeastern Wisconsin.

Description of Wisconsin NEG

  • DOL is approving funding for a second and final increment of $1,753,905 to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. This grant will be funded by resources made available for NEGS under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009. On August 5, 2009, a NEG was approved for up to $3,421,645, with $1,667,740 released initially.
  • The geographic areas covered by this funding are: The counties of Door, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, and Sheboygan
  • Project Operator: Bay Area Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Let me know if you need more information. Feel free to contact Annette Nekola with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development at (608) 267-7145, if you have specific questions about how the funds will be distributed.