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February 25, 2016

California to Receive $9M to Displaced Works Due to Drought

The Department of Labor (DOL) approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $18 million with $3 million released initially to the California Employment Development Department to provide temporary employment of eligible individuals to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts related to California’s long-term drought. The grant also provided funds for reemployment services to participants in need of assistance in finding permanent employment.

On Nov. 16, 2016, the department released an incremental award of $6 million, bringing the total funds awarded to $9 million. This incremental funding of $9 million brings the total NDWG funds awarded for this project to the approved $18 million threshold. The grant targets 28 counties: Amador, Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Plumas, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo and Yuba.

To view the announcement, click here.

 

February 04, 2016

Agricultural Worker Population Estimates for Basic Field

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is seeking additional public input in three areas after its proposal to update the agricultural worker population estimates used for determining the amount of Basic Field funds that LSC will distribute through Basic Field—Migrant grants.

To view the notice, click here.

 

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