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Department Announces Grant Competition to Provide Grant Competition to Provide Career Training to Farmworkers
Feb 14, 2013

The Department of Labor has announced a grant competition for the National Farmworker Jobs Program. Funds will be used to provide career training and employment and supportive services to improve economic opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

The National Farmworker Jobs Program helps farmworkers upgrade their agricultural job skills or acquire new skills in industries that offer higher wages and more stable employment. In addition, the program provides supportive services such as child care, housing assistance and transportation, which remove barriers to farmworkers pursuing training, and enable them to begin new careers or retain their employment.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, community-based organizations and public agencies that assist farmworkers and their families in attaining greater economic stability. A total of approximately $9.6 million is available for grants to operate the program in central California, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. News Release / Solicitation / National Farmworker Jobs Program Webpage