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ETA News Release: [04/15/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Wald or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-4675 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0488-NAT

US Department of Labor announces $50 million in grants to assist re-employment activities in 33 states and District of Columbia

6 states being awarded funds for 1st time

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $50 million in funding for 33 states and the District of Columbia to implement re-employment and eligibility assessments for beneficiaries of unemployment insurance.

Six states are receiving grants for the first time, while 27 states and the District of Columbia are being awarded additional funds to continue their initiatives. The funds will be used to conduct in-person assessments in One-Stop Career Centers.

"One-Stop Career Centers provide unemployment insurance beneficiaries the help and resources they need to find good jobs. I am pleased that the grants announced today will support these important re-employment activities across the nation," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

The assessment includes an eligibility review, a provision of labor market information, the development of a re-employment plan for beneficiaries and referral to re-employment services or training, as appropriate.

This is the sixth year that the Labor Department has awarded re-employment and eligibility assessment grants.

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 states and award amounts follows this news release.


Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment Grants

State

Grant Amounts

Arizona

$280,687

California

$3,464,807

District of Columbia

$480,668

Florida

$7,310,459

Hawaii

$703,100

Idaho

$341,035

Illinois

$911,071

Indiana

$925,000

Iowa

$500,182

Kansas

$203,427

Louisiana *

$1,012,400

Maine

$1,005,651

Massachusetts *

$3,058,721

Minnesota

$2,265,044

Mississippi

$902,149

Nebraska

$135,996

Nevada

$608,600

New Hampshire *

$1,123,648

New Jersey

$682,467

New Mexico *

$305,815

New York

$7,848,327

North Carolina

$2,061,284

North Dakota

$309,260

Ohio

$2,333,652

Oklahoma *

$1,027,651

Oregon

$525,729

Rhode Island

$648,441

South Carolina

$407,701

Tennessee

$1,694,602

Texas

$842,022

Utah *

$1,301,033

Virginia

$1,395,051

Washington

$3,277,169

West Virginia

$107,151

TOTAL

$50,000,000

* New Grant