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Grants Awarded 1997


Persons with Disabilities
(SGA/DAA 97-014)

These grant awards are for innovative employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.


Out-Of-School Youth
(SGA/DAA 97-013)

One rural and two urban communities have been awarded over $2 million each to serve youth in high-poverty areas.


Microenterprise Grants Program
(SGA/DAA 97-012)

Five states have been granted a total of $1.2 million to provide effective business-related training to individuals developing businesses with fewer than five employees and with initial credit needs under $15,000.


Older Workers
(SGA/DAA 97-011)

These grant awards totaling $3.2 million have been given to seven organizations to conduct demonstration programs to address the specific needs of older dislocated workers.