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ETA News Release: [02/12/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0177-NAT

US Department of Labor announces more than $225 million in health care and high growth grants

47,000 people will take part in training and education

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that leads to employment in a range of health care fields and other growing industries. With today's announcement, organizations in all 50 states have received a share of nearly $750 million in competitive grant funding made available through the Department of Labor.

"The Recovery Act's investments are making a positive difference in the lives of America's working families," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Recovery Act funded grants announced today will ensure thousands of workers across the nation can receive high-quality training and employment services, which will lead to good jobs in health care and other industries offering career-track employment and good pay and benefits."

While grantees will serve a wide range of workers, each project will focus on targeted regional populations. Approximately $25 million is reserved for projects serving communities impacted by automotive industry restructuring. "With these funds announced today, workers in communities hardest hit by auto layoffs will receive additional resources to help them prepare for and find new jobs," said Dr. Edward Montgomery, executive director of the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. "The president and the administration remain committed to supporting auto communities and their workers." Auto communities benefitting from these programs are listed in the grant summaries found at http://www.doleta.gov/factsheet/ARRA_Health_and_Other.pdf.

Today's announcement marks the sixth and final round of competitive grants made available for employment and training through the Recovery Act. Projects funded through these grants will be conducted in partnership with the public workforce system, businesses and other organizations to guarantee that training leads to jobs.

For more information on the range of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov.

Editor's Note: A chart listing grantees and award amounts follows this release.


Recovery Act Health Care and High Growth Grants

Grant Recipient

City

State

Industry

Award Amount

Highlighted Populations Served

Calhoun Community College

Decatur

Ala.

Energy-Efficiency Technology Training (Construction and Related industries)

$3,470,830

Dislocated, incumbent, and unemployed workers, high school students, military veterans

Mid-South Community College

West Memphis

Ark.

Aviation Technology

$3,391,053

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado

Ark.

Health Care (Nursing, Health Information Technology, and Allied Health)

$3,520,612

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Kern Community College District (KCCD)

Bakersfield

Calif.

Renewable Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution

$2,768,572

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento

Calif.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health and Health Information Technology)

$4,988,561

Unemployed, dislocated and incumbent workers including low-wage workers

Mt. San Antonio Community College District

Walnut

Calif.

Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

$2,239,714

Displaced, unemployed, and low-wage incumbent workers

San Diego State University Research Foundation

San Diego

Calif.

Biotechnology

$4,953,575

Unemployed, dislocated workers, and veterans

San Jose State University Research Foundation

San Jose

Calif.

Health Care, Biotechnology

$5,000,000

Unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and veterans

San Bernardino Community College District

San Bernardino

Calif.

Logistics

$4,260,863

Incumbent workers

Youth Policy Institute

Los Angeles

Calif.

Health Care (Nursing)

$3,623,473

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Spanish Speaking Unity Council

Oakland

Calif.

Health Care (Allied Health)

$3,559,139

Unemployed and incumbent workers

Otero Junior College

La Junta

Colo.

Health Care (Nursing)

$4,999,350

Unemployed and dislocated workers

National Council of La Raza

Washington

D.C.

Health Care (Nursing and Allied Health)

$3,457,516

Latinos, age 18 and older, who currently work in low-skill, low-wage jobs, unemployed and/or dislocated workers

Providence Health Foundation of Providence Hospital

Washington

D.C.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, Long-Term Care, and Health Information Technology)

$4,953,999

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

DeKalb Technical College (DTC)

Clarkston

Ga.

Health Care (Allied Health)

$2,043,859

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Governors State University

University Park

Ill.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, Long-Term Care, and Health Information Technology)

$4,994,686

Unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and low-wage workers

Indianapolis Private Industry Council Inc.

Indianapolis

Ind.

Health Care (Nursing)

$4,885,812

Dislocated, unemployed, and incumbent workers

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Indianapolis

Ind.

Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation Distribution& Logistics, and Information Technology

$5,000,000

Unemployed and displaced workers

Iowa Workforce Development

Des Moines

Iowa

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, Health Information Technology)

$3,403,164

Limited- English proficient refugees and immigrants

Maysville Community and Technical College

Maysville

Ky.

Health Care (Nursing)

$2,007,637

Underprepared adult workers

Louisiana Technical College, Greater Acadiana Region 4

Lafayette

La.

Transportation

$4,859,040

Unemployed and low-wage workers

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport

La.

Health Care (Allied Health and Nursing)

$4,296,308

Low-income/unemployed, single parents, incumbent workers, dislocated workers, and veterans

Maine Department of Labor

Augusta

Maine

Health Care (Nursing and Allied Health)

$4,892,213

Incumbent workers, displaced workers, unemployed workers

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

Baltimore

Md.

Health Care (Nursing and Allied Health)

$4,928,654

Unemployed, low income, disadvantaged individuals, and incumbent workers

Macomb Community College

Warren

Mich.

Defense

$4,971,642

Veterans, unemployed individuals, and dislocated workers

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center

Minneapolis

Minn.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, and Long-Term Care)

$5,000,000

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls

Minn.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

$4,996,844

Unemployed, dislocated workers, and Veterans.

MN State Colleges & Universities DBA Pine Technical College

Pine City

Minn.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, and Long-Term Care)

$4,230,950

Displaced workers and incumbent workers

South Central College

North Mankato

Minn.

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, and Long-Term Care)

$4,506,101

Unemployed, dislocated, incumbent and low-wage workers

The Montgomery Institute

Meridian

Miss.

Health Care (Nursing)

$4,519,625

Dislocated workers, unemployed workers, incumbent workers

Full Employment Council

Kansas City

Mo.

Health Care (Nursing, Long-Term Care, and Health Information Technology)

$4,998,344

Unemployed and incumbent workers

Crowder College

Neosho

Mo.

Health Care (Nursing and Allied Health)

$3,576,760

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers

Maryville University - St. Louis

St. Louis

Mo.

Health Care (Nursing)

$4,699,354

Dislocated, incumbent, and unemployed workers

University of New Hampshire

Durham

N.H.

Health Care (Long-Term Care)

$2,944,732

Unemployed and dislocated workers

Passaic County Community College

Paterson

N.J.

Health Care (Allied Health and Health Information Technology)

$4,475,041

Unemployed and incumbent workers

Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC)

Johnstown

N.Y.

Health Care (Nursing)

$2,865,657

Unemployed and incumbent workers

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)

Troy

N.Y.

Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing

$3,382,200

Unemployed workers, and high school and college students

University Behavioral Associates Inc.

Bronx

N.Y.

Health Care (Long-Term Care)

$5,000,000

Unemployed, underemployed, and unskilled workers

Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties

Utica

N.Y.

Care (Nursing and Health Information Technology)

$2,700,096

Unemployed individuals and incumbent workers

Goodwill Industries Inc., Serving E. Neb and SW Iowa

Omaha

Neb.

Insurance and Banking

$2,007,846

Unemployed workers

Nevada Cancer Institute

Las Vegas

Nev.

Health Care (Allied Health and Nursing)

$3,262,676

Unemployed and dislocated workers

Berea Children’s Home

Berea

Ohio

Health Care (Nursing and Long-Term Care)

4,927,843

Unemployed individuals, displaced workers, veterans, high school drop-outs, and underemployed individuals

BioOhio

Columbus

Ohio

Bioscience/Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing

$5,000,000

Displaced workers and incumbent workers

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati

Ohio

Health Care (Nursing, Allied Health, Long-Term Care, and Health Information Technology)

$4,935,132

Unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers including low-wage workers

Columbus State Community College

Columbus

Ohio

Logistics

$4,605,303

Entry-level, unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers

Enterprise for Employment and Education

Salem

Ore.

Health Care (Nursing, Long-Term Care, and Allied Health)

$2,373,073

Unemployed individuals and TANF recipients

Trident Technical College

Charleston

S.C.

Health Care (Nursing and Allied Health)

$2,624,532

Unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers

Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC)

Florence

S.C.

Electric Power

$4,346,351

Unemployed individuals

The University of South Dakota

Vermillion

S.D.

Health Care (Nursing, Long-Term Care)

$5,000,000

Veterans

Centerstone of Tennessee Inc.

Nashville

Tenn.

Health Care (Allied Health, Long-Term Care, and Nursing)

$5,000,000

Unemployed, dislocated, incumbent workers, high school drop outs, and young adults

North Central Texas College

Gainesville

Texas

Health Care (Allied Health and Nursing)

$4,150,005

Unemployed, underemployed, first generation college students, Spanish speaking populations, and incumbent workers

San Jacinto Community College District

Pasadena

Texas

Petrochemical

$4,722,919

Low income, unemployed, and incumbent workers. A special emphasis for worker training will be placed on attracting and training Hispanic and female participants

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB)

Galveston

Texas

Health Care (Nursing)

$4,655,799

Unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and incumbent workers in low-wage positions

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board Inc. (SVWIB)

Harrisonburg

Va.

Green Technology Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Efficiency Assessment and Green Construction and Retrofitting

$4,951,991

Unemployed and dislocated workers

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

Olympia

Wash.

Health Care (Allied Health and Long-Term Care)

$5,000,000

Unemployed/dislocated workers, and low-wage workers