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ETA News Release: [01/16/2009]
Contact Name: Jennifer Kaplan or Terry Shawn
Phone Number: (202) 693-5052 or x4676
Release Number: 09-0068-NAT


U.S. Department of Labor awards nearly $123 million in 4th round of President's Community-Based Job Training Grants


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded nearly $123 million to 68 community colleges and community-based institutions that competed successfully under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative. Awardees were chosen from among 274 applications received in response to a competition announced Oct. 10, 2008.

"The $123 million awarded today will expand enrollment in education and training programs, and provide more workers with the skills they need to succeed," said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

Introduced by President Bush in his 2004 "State of the Union" address, Community-Based Job Training Grants improve the ability of community colleges to provide their regions' workers with the skills needed to enter growing industries. The first round of 70 competitive awards was revealed on Oct.19, 2005. The second round of 72 awards was made on Dec. 11, 2006. Sixty-nine awards from among third round competitors were announced on March 11, 2008.

In slightly more than three years, approximately $497 million now has been awarded to 279 community colleges and community-based institutions in 49 states to promote the U.S. workforce's full potential. Through the first three rounds of these grants, more than 34,000 individuals have completed their education and training, and nearly 85,000 people have participated.

The 68 grants awarded today will support projects in 36 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information on the Department of Labor's employment and training programs and the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants, visit http://www.doleta.gov/business/Community-BasedJobTrainingGrants.cfm.

Editor's Note: A complete list of award-winning organizations is below.


2009 Community-Based Job Training Grants

Award-Winning Organization

 

City

State

Industry

Amount

Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges

Batesville

Ark.

Aerospace

$2,906,834

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville

Ark.

Health care

$2,000,000

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta

Ga.

Transportation

$2,000,000

Atlantic Cape  Community College

Mays Landing

N.J.

Geospatial technology

$1,250,909

Barton County Community College

Great Bend

Kan.

Advanced manufacturing

$2,000,000

Bergen Community College

Paramus

N.J.

Retail

$2,295,497

Board of Trustees of Connecticut Community Technical Colleges

Hartford

Conn.

Energy

$2,080,407

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson

Texas

Energy

$1,888,487

Burlington County College

Pemberton

N.J.

Information technology

$953,522

Central Arizona College

Coolidge

Ariz.

Health care

$1,992,763

Central Community College

Grand Island

Neb.

Advanced manufacturing

$2,172,876

Central Wyoming College

Riverton

Wyo.

Energy

$1,379,895

Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Chattanooga

Tenn.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,962,660

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

Cincinnati

Ohio

Green business/Green technology

$499,014

City of Peoria Workforce Development Department

Peoria

Ill.

Construction

$1,744,199

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale

Miss.

Health care

$1,999,714

College of Menominee Nation

Keshena

Wis.

Health care

$2,000,000

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls

Idaho

Law enforcement

$1,995,673

County of Humboldt

Eureka

Calif.

Construction

$2,523,360

Dixie Applied Technical College

St. George

Utah

Advanced manufacturing

$2,160,281

Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell

Roswell

N.M.

Health care

$799,130

El Paso County Community College District

El Paso

Texas

Automotive

$1,315,144

Gateway Community and Technical College

Covington

Ky.

Homeland security

$846,670

Gulf Coast Community College

Panama City

Fla.

Health care

$1,999,982

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway

S.C.

Health care

$1,936,613

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy

N.Y.

Energy

$1,970,590

Illinois Eastern Community College

Olney

Ill.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,923,719

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa

Iowa

Health care

$2,179,082

Jefferson Community College

Watertown

N.Y.

Health care

$1,991,950

Jefferson Community College

Steubenville

Ohio

Advanced manufacturing

$1,902,703

John Wood Community College

Quincy

Ill.

Advanced manufacturing

$805,415

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood

Ga.

Energy

$794,480

Lee College

Baytown

Texas

Energy

$2,280,246

Los Angeles Harbor College

Wilmington

Calif.

Energy

$2,000,000

Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento

Calif.

Energy

$2,037,399

Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell

S.D.

Energy

$1,999,723

Monroe County Community College

Monroe

Mich.

Construction

$1,715,148

Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology

Great Falls

Mont.

Energy

$1,972,519

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac

Wis.

Health care

$1,707,828

Moultrie Technical College

Colquitt

Ga.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,756,677

Northeast Louisiana Workforce Centers

Winnsboro

La.

Advanced manufacturing

$2,000,000

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

Ogden

Utah

Advanced manufacturing

$1,023,740

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma City

Okla.

Energy

$1,480,708

Parkland College

Champaign

Ill.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,564,472

Peralta Community College District

Oakland

Calif.

Transportation

$2,261,377

Pine Technical College

Pine City

Minn.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,999,161

Regents of the University of New Mexico

Albuquerque

N.M.

Health care

$1,381,546

Salem Community College

Carney’s Point

N.J.

Energy

$1,720,884

San Bernardino Community College District

San Bernardino

Calif.

Nanotechnology

$2,000,000

San Mateo County Community College District

San Mateo

Calif.

Energy

$1,900,000

Seattle Community Colleges

Seattle

Wash.

Health care

$1,919,441

Seminole Community College

Sanford

Fla.

Health care

$2,000,000

South Central College

North Mankata

Minn.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,986,313

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington

Iowa

Advanced manufacturing

$1,660,285

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Coos Bay

Ore.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,998,518

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield

Mass.

Health care

$1,655,957

St. Louis Community College

St. Louis

Mo.

Aerospace

$1,189,797

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma

Wash.

Transportation

$1,941,098

Technical College System of Georgia

Atlanta

Ga.

Construction

$1,503,463

The City Colleges of Chicago for Malcom X College

Chicago

Ill.

Health care

$1,632,021

The Community College of Baltimore County

Baltimore

Md.

Health care

$2,550,170

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton

Va.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,999,936

University of Hawaii

Honolulu

Hawaii

Health care

$1,485,540

Utah Valley University

Orem

Utah

Information technology

$2,269,465

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Paducah

Ky.

Energy

$1,931,913

Western Iowa Technical Community College

Sioux City

Iowa

Homeland security

$2,002,260

Western Technical College

La Crosse

Wis.

Advanced manufacturing

$1,999,659

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham

Wash.

Health care

$1,848,707

TOTAL = $122,647,540