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LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR THE MIGRANT CHILD LABOR DEMONSTRATION GRANTS

PRESS RELEASE

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a result of a recent procurement action, three (3) grant awards for a total of $5,000,000 has been awarded to the organizations listed below. These projects are to develop and pilot three (3) demonstrations nationally that offer improved educational and alternative work experience opportunities for migrant farmworker youth.

Migrant Child Labor Demonstration Grants
NAME AND ADDRESS OF AWARDEES: AWARD AMOUNT
Michigan State University
Ingham County Contract & Grant Administration
301 Administration Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
(517) 353-7297
$1,744,375
La Cooperativa Campesina de California
3031 "F" Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, California 95816
(916) 264-0200
$2,000,000
Rural Opportunities, Inc.
400 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607
(716) 340-3365
$1,255,625

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Twelve (12) months from the date of execution

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: These projects are to develop and pilot three demonstrations nationally that offer improved educational and alternative work experience opportunities for migrant farmworker youth. These demonstrations are designed to reduce incentives for migrant farmworker youth to perform agricultural work under any one or combination of the following conditions: 1) In situations that may lead to child labor violations of agriculture workplace rules such as those of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), or 2) during the scheduled school session, or 3) in lieu of summer school attendance needed to complete a grade advancement.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COVERED: Nationwide