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ETA News Release: [06/10/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Volpe or Peggy Abrahamson
Phone Number: (202) 693-3984 or x7909
Release Number: 09-0637-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor releases more than $450 million in additional funds for Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today released more than $450 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) funding to states to provide career training, and employment and case management services to workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and foreign trade.

"Workers around the nation continue to see their jobs disappear as a direct result of increased imports and competitive trade," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The funding announced today will help more of these workers upgrade existing skills or retrain for new careers in industries that have the potential to grow in the coming months and years."

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) includes a major expansion and reform of the TAA program to ensure that all U.S. workers negatively affected by trade have the skills, resources and support to gain new employment.

The Recovery Act authorized an increase in the maximum amount of TAA funds that may be used for training nationwide from $220 million to $575 million. Based on this training increase plus the funding authorized for case management services and administration, the Labor Department is now making a supplemental distribution of to the states for fiscal year 2009. This increase will ensure that states have funds available to implement changes made to TAA through the Recovery Act and to serve an increasing number of trade-affected workers.

For more information on TAA and other Department of Labor employment and training programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov.

Editor's Note: A list of allotments by state is below.


FY 2009 Total TAA Supplemental Training Fund Distribution

State

FY 2009 Supplemental Distribution

FY 2009 Supplemental Administrative Distribution

Employment
and Case Management Funds

Total FY 2009 Supplemental Distribution

Alabama

$7,691,232

$1,153,685

$350,000

$9,194,917

Alaska

$212,202

$31,830

$350,000

$594,032

Arizona

$2,068,971

$310,346

$350,000

$2,729,317

Arkansas

$15,951,698

$2,392,755

$350,000

$18,694,453

California

$18,603,936

$2,790,590

$350,000

$21,744,526

Colorado

$2,539,865

$380,980

$350,000

$3,270,845

Connecticut

$5,297,960

$794,694

$350,000

$6,442,654

Delaware

$0

$0

$0

$0

District of Columbia

$0

$0

$0

$0

Florida

$1,441,603

$216,240

$350,000

$2,007,843

Georgia

$13,708,826

$2,056,324

$350,000

$16,115,150

Hawaii

$115,447

$17,317

$350,000

$482,764

Idaho

$2,219,514

$332,927

$350,000

$2,902,441

Illinois

$13,849,589

$2,077,438

$350,000

$16,277,027

Indiana

$17,987,789

$2,698,168

$350,000

$21,035,957

Iowa

$7,633,140

$1,144,971

$350,000

$9,128,111

Kansas

$896,796

$134,519

$350,000

$1,381,315

Kentucky

$10,192,726

$1,528,909

$350,000

$12,071,635

Louisiana

$1,879,924

$281,989

$350,000

$2,511,913

Maine

$2,317,399

$347,610

$350,000

$3,015,009

Maryland

$1,227,191

$184,079

$350,000

$1,761,270

Massachusetts

$10,358,558

$1,553,784

$350,000

$12,262,342

Michigan

$43,117,747

$6,467,662

$350,000

$49,935,409

Minnesota

$5,297,265

$794,590

$350,000

$6,441,855

Mississippi

$4,437,667

$665,650

$350,000

$5,453,317

Missouri

$8,789,425

$1,318,414

$350,000

$10,457,839

Montana

$566,070

$84,911

$350,000

$1,000,981

Nebraska

$639,967

$95,995

$350,000

$1,085,962

Nevada

$226,887

$34,033

$350,000

$610,920

New Hampshire

$867,611

$130,142

$350,000

$1,347,753

New Jersey

$4,513,827

$677,074

$350,000

$5,540,901

New Mexico

$2,448,975

$367,346

$350,000

$3,166,321

New York

$8,412,596

$1,261,889

$350,000

$10,024,485

North Carolina

$37,921,728

$5,688,259

$350,000

$43,959,987

North Dakota

$372,177

$55,827

$350,000

$778,004

Ohio

$16,338,684

$2,450,803

$350,000

$19,139,487

Oklahoma

$3,334,470

$500,171

$350,000

$4,184,641

Oregon

$8,371,530

$1,255,730

$350,000

$9,977,260

Pennsylvania

$18,699,222

$2,804,883

$350,000

$21,854,105

Puerto Rico

$500,934

$75,140

$350,000

$926,074

Rhode Island

$2,862,119

$429,318

$350,000

$3,641,437

South Carolina

$16,142,220

$2,421,333

$350,000

$18,913,553

South Dakota

$656,329

$98,449

$350,000

$1,104,778

Tennessee

$10,063,209

$1,509,481

$350,000

$11,922,690

Texas

$14,918,251

$2,237,738

$350,000

$17,505,989

Utah

$3,458,005

$518,701

$350,000

$4,326,706

Vermont

$180,941

$27,141

$350,000

$558,082

Virginia

$9,748,909

$1,462,336

$350,000

$11,561,245

Washington

$5,317,389

$797,608

$350,000

$6,464,997

West Virginia

$4,241,638

$636,246

$350,000

$5,227,884

Wisconsin

$12,609,842

$1,891,476

$350,000

$14,851,318

Wyoming

$0

$0

$0

$0

Totals:

$381,250,000

$57,187,500

$17,150,000

$455,587,500