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News Brief

California to receive $6M in incremental funding to continue temporary employment services to workers affected by California drought

State: California

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant incremental

Incremental Amount Released: $6 million

Total Award Amount Approved: $18 million

Funding Awarded to: California Employment Development Department

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 1,000

Use of Funds: On July 17, 2015, this National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) was approved for up to $18 million with $3 million released initially. This incremental funding of $6 million will bring the total NDWG funds awarded for this project to $9 million. The $6 million awarded to the California Employment Development Department will provide for the continuation of temporary employment of eligible individuals to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts related to California's long-term drought, as well as to provide reemployment services to participants in need of assistance in finding permanent employment. The grant targets 28 counties: Amador, Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Plumas, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo and Yuba.

ETA News Brief: [11/17/2015]
Contact Name: Joe Versen
Phone Number: (202) 693-4696
Email:
Versen.Joseph.H@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-2223-SAN