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June 8, 2010 — National Emergency Grant for Oregon and Washington

Dear Oregon and Washington Delegations:

Here is information about a National Emergency Grant (NEG) that is being awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development to serve about 90 workers affected by layoffs at Blount, Inc. (Blount), located in Portland and its subsidiary the Carlton Company, Inc. (Carlton), located in Milwaukie. Petitions for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) were certified for both companies on September 8, 2009. This dual enrollment project will provide these workers with access to “wrap-around” and supportive services that are not available through the TAA program.

Description of NEG

  • DOL is granting funding in the amount of $495,238, to be funded by resources made available for NEGs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • The geographic areas covered by this funding are: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington
  • Project Operator: Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County

Let me know if you need more information. Feel free to contact Laura Roberts with the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development at (503) 947-2416, if you have specific questions about how the funds will be distributed.