LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR THE MIGRANT CHILD LABOR DEMONSTRATION GRANTSPRESS 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.
|NAME AND ADDRESS OF AWARDEES:||AWARD AMOUNT|
|Michigan State University
Ingham County Contract & Grant Administration
301 Administration Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
|La Cooperativa Campesina de California
3031 "F" Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, California 95816
|Rural Opportunities, Inc.
400 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607
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