Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program

Sept 18, 2013: The Department of Labor announced $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program, which promote skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math careers through partnerships between training providers and local employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing and administering the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.

By statute, the program is designed to ensure that every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico receives at least 0.5% of the total appropriated funding in dedicated grant awards. Fourteen states or territories were without a winning individual submission: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and Utah. Staff from the Department of Labor will begin working immediately with these states and territories to develop qualifying projects which will receive approximately $2.5 million grants prior to September 30th.

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