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What's New in Workforce Investment Archive: Headlines (2001)

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35 Communities to Receive Youth Opportunity Funds
Jun 29, 2001
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced on June 25 that the Department has awarded 35 communities with $204 million to continue successful local outreach programs for at-risk youth. At the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Secretary noted that "these grants are early intervention funds to build our 21st century workforce."