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ETA News Release: [10/21/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 09-1283-NAT

US Department of Labor announces 2010 Trade Adjustment Assistance funding allocations

$447 million for states to assist workers impacted by foreign trade

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $447 million in funding allocations for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for states to assist workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and foreign trade. These are the initial allocations for fiscal year 2010 and represent approximately 65 percent of the total amount available for TAA for this year. The remaining funds are being held in reserve by the Labor Department for distribution as needed throughout the year.

"The funding announced today underscores the Labor Department's continued commitment to helping workers who are adversely impacted by trade by ensuring they have the help they need to re-enter the workforce and secure family supporting wages," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

The TAA program seeks to provide workers with the opportunity to obtain the skills, resources and support needed to become re-employed. These funds will be used to provide career training and employment and case management services, and to pay for associated administrative costs. States will receive funds according to these allocations once the department receives its fiscal year 2010 congressional appropriation.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) included a major expansion and reform of the TAA program and authorized an increase in the maximum amount of TAA funds that may be used for training nationwide from $220 million to $575 million. The Recovery Act also modified the formula for calculating how these TAA funds are distributed to states in order to target funding to areas most in need. Fiscal year 2010 is the first during which the expanded benefits that were included in the Recovery Act will be fully realized.

Editor's Note: A chart of allocations by state is below.


2010 TAA Allocations by State

State

FY 2010 Training Initial Allocation

FY 2010 Administrative Allotment*

FY2010 Case Management Funds

Total FY 2010 TAA Initial Allocation**

Alabama

$6,982,647

$1,047,397

$350,000

$8,380,044

Alaska

$239,023

$35,853

$350,000

$624,876

Arizona

$1,846,532

$276,980

$350,000

$2,473,512

Arkansas

$11,825,695

$1,773,854

$350,000

$13,949,549

California

$12,853,474

$1,928,021

$350,000

$15,131,495

Colorado

$2,554,844

$383,227

$350,000

$3,288,070

Connecticut

$4,336,505

$650,476

$350,000

$5,336,980

Delaware

$458,936

$68,840

$350,000

$877,777

District of Columbia

$0

$0

$0

$0

Florida

$1,536,361

$230,454

$350,000

$2,116,815

Georgia

$9,857,325

$1,478,599

$350,000

$11,685,923

Hawaii

$0

$0

$0

$0

Idaho

$5,232,339

$784,851

$350,000

$6,367,189

Illinois

$14,432,032

$2,164,805

$350,000

$16,946,836

Indiana

$18,839,406

$2,825,911

$350,000

$22,015,317

Iowa

$3,470,628

$520,594

$350,000

$4,341,223

Kansas

$851,910

$127,786

$350,000

$1,329,696

Kentucky

$9,577,695

$1,436,654

$350,000

$11,364,349

Louisiana

$2,118,976

$317,846

$350,000

$2,786,823

Maine

$2,610,791

$391,619

$350,000

$3,352,410

Maryland

$881,786

$132,268

$350,000

$1,364,054

Massachusetts

$9,330,947

$1,399,642

$350,000

$11,080,588

Michigan

$44,863,288

$6,729,493

$350,000

$51,942,782

Minnesota

$5,654,466

$848,170

$350,000

$6,852,636

Mississippi

$3,785,666

$567,850

$350,000

$4,703,516

Missouri

$12,326,515

$1,848,977

$350,000

$14,525,492

Montana

$2,260,384

$339,058

$350,000

$2,949,442

Nebraska

$925,313

$138,797

$350,000

$1,414,110

Nevada

$205,966

$30,895

$350,000

$586,860

New Hampshire

$918,927

$137,839

$350,000

$1,406,767

New Jersey

$4,032,279

$604,842

$350,000

$4,987,121

New Mexico

$2,376,234

$356,435

$350,000

$3,082,669

New York

$7,727,854

$1,159,178

$350,000

$9,237,032

North Carolina

$37,411,563

$5,611,734

$350,000

$43,373,297

North Dakota

$230,704

$34,606

$350,000

$615,310

Ohio

$16,829,504

$2,524,426

$350,000

$19,703,930

Oklahoma

$3,261,038

$489,156

$350,000

$4,100,194

Oregon

$11,050,072

$1,657,511

$350,000

$13,057,583

Pennsylvania

$21,502,967

$3,225,445

$350,000

$25,078,411

Puerto Rico

$151,043

$22,656

$350,000

$523,699

Rhode Island

$2,498,263

$374,739

$350,000

$3,223,002

South Carolina

$12,778,865

$1,916,830

$350,000

$15,045,695

South Dakota

$664,626

$99,694

$350,000

$1,114,320

Tennessee

$9,306,386

$1,395,958

$350,000

$11,052,344

Texas

$13,388,959

$2,008,344

$350,000

$15,747,302

Utah

$2,341,670

$351,251

$350,000

$3,042,921

Vermont

$350,427

$52,564

$350,000

$752,991

Virginia

$6,951,856

$1,042,778

$350,000

$8,344,634

Washington

$9,313,577

$1,397,037

$350,000

$11,060,614

West Virginia

$3,634,775

$545,216

$350,000

$4,529,992

Wisconsin

$17,168,963

$2,575,344

$350,000

$20,094,307

Wyoming

$0

$0

$0

$0

U.S. Total

$373,750,000

$56,062,500

$17,150,000

$446,962,500

* Each state's administrative allotment represents 15 percent of its FY 2010 base allocation.
** Each state's allocation represents the sum of its FY 2010 base allocation and administrative allot