• P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755
  • P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Workforce Development Demonstration Grant

Coalfield Development is among the 18 organizations in the Appalachian and Delta regions to be awarded funding through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant initiative. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration awarded $29,175,000 total in demonstration grant funds to expand the impact of workforce development efforts.

As announced in a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, grant funds are focused on rural areas negatively impacted by economic transition. WORC grant applicants were able to apply for funding amounts between $150,000 and $2,500,000 for advancing local and regional workforce development solutions aligned with existing economic development strategies. Grantees have designed projects to address the specific skill needs of both businesses and workers in their grant’s service area, located in either the Appalachian region or the Lower Mississippi Delta region, as defined in 40 U.S.C 14102(a)(1), and in 7 U.S.C. 2009aa(2), respectively.

A list of the Appalachian Regional Commission Grantees and the areas they serve are as follows:

Spartanburg Community College

SC

Spartanburg and Cherokee

$2,140,725

Research Foundation for SUNY

NY

Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins

$1,962,182

West Central Job Partnership, Inc.

PA

OH: Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull
PA: Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren

$2,500,000

Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties, Inc.

KY

Nicholas County

$383,668

Coalfield Development Corporation

WV

WV: Cabell, Mingo, Lincoln, McDowell, Wayne
VA: Lee, Scott, Washington, and Wise

$2,500,000

University of North Alabama

AL

Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston, Lawrence, and Limestone

$1,098,599

North Georgia Technical College

GA

Fannin, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White

$1,307,107

Randolph County Housing Authority

WV

Randolph County and the City of Elkins

$750,000

The Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County

NY

Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins

$566,521

Goodwill of North Georgia

GA

Cherokee, Clay, and Graham

$1,378,698

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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