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H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Awards

To date, three announcements have been made awarding grants under this application. Note that there is no closing date to this action and that grant applications are still being accepted.

Announcement One: December 11, 2001

H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Awards Announced Over $23 Million Going to Local Communities to Help With Skills Training

WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced today grant awards totaling over $24 million under the H-1B Technical Skills Training grant program. The grants were awarded to local communities to provide high-level training to employed and unemployed workers for jobs in occupations where skills shortages exist.

"These grants will provide much needed skills training in high growth industries such as health services and information technology," Chao said. "This is helping build the 21st Century workforce and is part of the administration's commitment to keeping Americans employed in good paying jobs and our training programs targeted to occupations-in-demand."

H-1B Technical Skills Training grants are supported by user fees paid by employers seeking high skilled foreign workers under the H-1B visa program. The goal of the training grants is to prepare Americans for these same high skill jobs, reducing the dependence on foreign labor.

The grant recipients are:
Pima County
Community Services Department
Tucson, Ariz.
$3,000,000
Workforce Investment Board
City of Richmond
Richmond, Calif.
$2,973,575
Riverside County Economic Development Agency
Riverside, Calif.
$2,231,618
City of Sunnyvale
NOVA Workforce Board
Sunnyvale, Calif.
$2,995,892
Workforce Central Florida
Winter Park, Fla.
$2,987,644
Central Iowa Employment & Training Consortium
Des Moines, Iowa
$2,948,942
Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
Youngwood, Penn.
$2,738,085
State of North Dakota
Department of Commerce
Bismarck, N.D.
$2,114,313
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Harrisonburg, Va.
$2,404,732

Announcement Two: March 12, 2002

OPA News Release: [03/12/2002]
Contact Name: Kate Whitman

H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Awards Announced Over $23 Million Going to Local Communities to Help With Skills Training

WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced grant awards totaling more than $23 million under the H-1B Technical Skills Training grant program. The grants were awarded to local communities to provide high-level training to employed and unemployed workers for jobs in occupations where skills shortages exist.

"These grants will provide much needed skills training in high growth industries such as health services and information technology," Chao said. "This is helping build the 21st Century workforce and is part of the administration's commitment to keeping Americans employed in good paying jobs and our training programs targeted to occupations-in-demand."

H-1B Technical Skills Training grants are supported by user fees paid by employers seeking high skilled foreign workers under the H-1B visa program. The goal of the training grants is to prepare Americans for these same high skill jobs, reducing the dependence on foreign labor.

The grant recipients are:
Maricopa County Human Service Department
Phoenix, Ariz.
$3,000,000
Workforce Investment Council of the District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
$2,972,000
Regional Employment Board of Hampden County
Springfield, Mass.
$3,000,000
Hennepin County Workforce Investment Board
Minneapolis, Minn.
$3,000,000
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council
Marshall, Minn.
$3,000,000
Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer
Madison, and Oneida Counties, Utica, N.Y.
$2,602,008
Capital Area Workforce Development Board
Raleigh, N.C.
$2,590,952
Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board
Philadelphia, Pa.
$3,000,000

Announcement Three: June 2002

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
USDOL

CONTACT: Gwen Zuares
OFFICE: 202/693-3366

SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $19,063,250 FOR H-1B SKILL TRAINING GRANTS.

As a result of a recent procurement action, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, a partner in the America's Workforce Network, is awarding $19,063,250 to seven organizations. A list of the awardees and amounts is attached. These H1-B skills training grants seek to provide high level training to employed and unemployed workers that will enable those workers to fill jobs in occupational areas where there have been skill shortages, and for which employers have sought workers under H-1B visas. The grants are supported by user fees paid by employers seeking high skilled foreign workers under the H1B visa program. The period of performance for each grant is for twenty-four months.

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

NAME OF PROJECT: H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants

NAME AND ADDRESS OF AWARDEES:AWARD AMOUNT
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
Houston, Texas 77027
$2,997,039
WorkForce One (FKA B.E.T.A.)
3800 Inverrary Boulevard, Suite 400
Lauderhill, FL 33319
$1,135,877
South Plains Regional Workforce Development Board
1301 Broadway Street, Suite 201
Lubbock, Texas 79401
$2,930,388
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Workforce Development Center
892 Main Street, Suite A
Pewaukee, WI 53072
$3,000,000
WorkSource for Dallas County
1201 Main Street, Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75202
$3,000,000
Workforce Investment Board
City of San Francisco
1650 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
$2,999,946
Alliance for Business and Training
P.O. Box 249
Elizabethton, TN 37644
$3,000,000