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ETA News Release: [07/14/2010]
Contact Name: Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661
Release Number: 10-0985-NAT

US Department of Labor announces 2010 Trade Adjustment Assistance 2nd distribution funding

$119.6 million for states to assist workers impacted by foreign trade

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $119.6 million in funding allocations for Trade Adjustment Assistance to states to assist workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and foreign trade. These allocations are from the second distribution for fiscal year 2010 and represent, along with previously distributed initial allocation and reserve requests, approximately 90 percent of the total amount available for TAA training for this year. The remaining funds are being held in reserve by the Labor Department for distribution as needed at the end of the fiscal year.

"America's workers, including those who have been adversely impacted by trade, deserve our full support," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "By working through our states, we will ensure that workers are able to acquire new in-demand skills and that they can get back to earning family-supporting wages."

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 pay for associated administrative costs. They will be distributed by July 15.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 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 has been the first during which the expanded benefits that were included in the Recovery Act were 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 Initial Administrative Allotment*

FY2010 Case Management Funds

FY 2010 Training Reserve Funds

FY 2010 Job Search and Relocation

FY 2010 Second Training Distribution

FY 2010 Second Administrative Distribution

Alabama

$6,982,647

$1,047,397

$350,000

   

$1,752,407

$262,861

Alaska

$239,023

$35,853

$350,000

   

$38,112

$5,717

Arizona

$1,846,532

$276,980

$350,000

   

$1,063,154

$159,473

Arkansas

$11,825,695

$1,773,854

$350,000

   

$2,892,086

$433,813

California

$12,853,474

$1,928,021

$350,000

   

$3,022,387

$453,358

Colorado

$2,554,844

$383,227

$350,000

   

$770,500

$115,575

Connecticut

$4,336,505

$650,476

$350,000

   

$1,211,364

$181,705

Delaware

$458,936

$68,840

$350,000

   

$327,296

$49,094

District of Columbia

$0

$0

$0

   

$0

$0

Florida

$1,536,361

$230,454

$350,000

   

$582,101

$87,316

Georgia

$9,857,325

$1,478,599

$350,000

   

$2,318,219

$347,733

Hawaii

$0

$0

$0

   

$0

$0

Idaho

$5,232,339

$784,851

$350,000

$5,100,000

 

$1,756,013

$263,402

Illinois

$14,432,032

$2,164,805

$350,000

   

$4,176,598

$626,490

Indiana

$18,839,406

$2,825,911

$350,000

   

$5,348,903

$802,335

Iowa

$3,470,628

$520,594

$350,000

   

$1,027,594

$154,139

Kansas

$851,910

$127,786

$350,000

   

$201,380

$30,207

Kentucky

$9,577,695

$1,436,654

$350,000

   

$3,578,237

$536,735

Louisiana

$2,118,976

$317,846

$350,000

   

$505,991

$75,899

Maine

$2,610,791

$391,619

$350,000

   

$920,472

$138,071

Maryland

$881,786

$132,268

$350,000

   

$202,035

$30,305

Massachusetts

$9,330,947

$1,399,642

$350,000

   

$2,651,216

$397,682

Michigan

$44,863,288

$6,729,493

$350,000

$18,193,176

 

$13,085,931

$1,962,890

Minnesota

$5,654,466

$848,170

$350,000

   

$2,237,123

$335,569

Mississippi

$3,785,666

$567,850

$350,000

   

$896,373

$134,456

Missouri

$12,326,515

$1,848,977

$350,000

   

$4,118,011

$617,702

Montana

$2,260,384

$339,058

$350,000

$5,586,000

$85,074

$526,145

$78,922

Nebraska

$925,313

$138,797

$350,000

   

$228,096

$34,214

Nevada

$205,966

$30,895

$350,000

   

$42,902

$6,435

New Hampshire

$918,927

$137,839

$350,000

$2,662,761

$20,000

$199,433

$29,915

New Jersey

$4,032,279

$604,842

$350,000

   

$1,081,372

$162,206

New Mexico

$2,376,234

$356,435

$350,000

   

$439,039

$65,856

New York

$7,727,854

$1,159,178

$350,000

$4,200,000

 

$2,229,317

$334,397

North Carolina

$37,411,563

$5,611,734

$350,000

   

$9,236,096

$1,385,414

North Dakota

$230,704

$34,606

$350,000

   

$146,760

$22,014

Ohio

$16,829,504

$2,524,426

$350,000

   

$5,419,245

$812,887

Oklahoma

$3,261,038

$489,156

$350,000

   

$796,225

$119,434

Oregon

$11,050,072

$1,657,511

$350,000

$5,000,000

 

$3,051,470

$457,720

Pennsylvania

$21,502,967

$3,225,445

$350,000

   

$5,478,422

$821,763

Puerto Rico

$151,043

$22,656

$350,000

   

$131,828

$19,774

Rhode Island

$2,498,263

$374,739

$350,000

   

$752,326

$112,849

South Carolina

$12,778,865

$1,916,830

$350,000

   

$3,028,445

$454,267

South Dakota

$664,626

$99,694

$350,000

$3,420,000

 

$236,607

$35,491

Tennessee

$9,306,386

$1,395,958

$350,000

   

$2,462,996

$369,449

Texas

$13,388,959

$2,008,344

$350,000

   

$3,396,261

$509,439

Utah

$2,341,670

$351,251

$350,000

   

$673,800

$101,070

Vermont

$350,427

$52,564

$350,000

   

$170,225

$25,534

Virginia

$6,951,856

$1,042,778

$350,000

   

$1,864,360

$279,654

Washington

$9,313,577

$1,397,037

$350,000

   

$2,105,283

$315,792

West Virginia

$3,634,775

$545,216

$350,000

   

$877,799

$131,670

Wisconsin

$17,168,963

$2,575,344

$350,000

   

$4,742,045

$711,307

Wyoming

$0

$0

$0

$175,500

$24,500

$0

$0

US Total

$373,750,000

$56,062,500

$17,150,000

$44,337,437

$129,574

$104,000,000

$15,600,000