Vermont firm gets $190,000 for career training and housing assistance of migrant farmworkers


first_imgTelamon Corp.S.C.$966,905 PathStone Corp.Pa.$1,544,889 Telamon Corp.Md./Del.$489,431 United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS Inc.Wis.$1,250,652 Telamon Corp.W.Va.$196,339 County of KernCalif.$2,107,959 Central Valley Opportunity Center Inc.Calif.$1,927,835 PathStone Corp.Vt.$190,798 Kentucky Farmworker Programs Inc.Ky.$1,210,852 Proteus Inc.Calif.$3,950,219 The US Department of Labor today announced $83,941,360 in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to combat the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs. PathStone Corp of Jeffersonville received $190,798. A total of $78,253,180 will go to 52 organizations nationwide to provide training, employment and support services for farmworkers and their families. An additional $5,688,600 will go to 16 organizations to provide temporary or permanent housing assistance.The National Farmworker Jobs Program helps eligible workers improve their agricultural job skills, and train for careers in emerging industries and occupations that offer higher wages and more stable employment.  The program also offers services such as child care, health care and transportation assistance.”Agricultural workers face significant barriers to stable employment, and all too often it is their families who pay the price,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “These grants address this reality by not only helping workers improve and expand their job skills, but also by providing housing and other crucial support services.”The housing assistance grants will provide permanent housing assistance, temporary and/or emergency housing assistance, or a combination of both.  Permanent housing assistance services include pre-development and development services; project management; and resource development to secure acquisition, construction or renovation, and other operating funds for farmworker housing.  Temporary housing assistance services include housing units for temporary occupancy, the management of such housing units, emergency housing payments and case management. Services typically are provided in more than one state or areas of a single state.The National Farmworker Jobs Program is authorized by Congress in Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and grants are allocated through a formula that estimates the number of eligible workers in each state or territory. Puerto Rico and 45 states each have one grantee. California has five grantees.  There are no grantees in Alaska. Connecticut and Rhode Island are considered a combined service delivery area, as are Maryland and Delaware.  The grants cover a two-year period but are funded on an annual basis.  The awards announced today are for July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.  Second year allocations will be dependent on the funds available through the fiscal year 2012 appropriations process and on grantees’ compliance with all current and future departmental guidance.Editor’s Note: A chart listing the grantees, their locations and award amounts follows this news release.National Farmworker Jobs Program Grant Awards New England Farm Workers’ CouncilConn./R.I.$391,109 New England Farm Workers’ CouncilMass.$322,032 Illinois Migrant CouncilIll.$1,437,203 OIC of WashingtonWash.$3,090,088 WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Motivation Education & Training Inc.Minn.$1,234,045 Telamon Corp.Ind.$923,526 ORO Development Corp.Okla.$1,272,692 New England Farm Workers’ CouncilN.H.$101,931 Oregon Human Development Corp.Ore.$1,971,923 Telamon Corp.Ga.$1,532,229 California Human Development Corp.Calif.$3,790,340 Florida Department of EducationFla.$4,146,020 Tennessee Opportunity Programs Inc.Tenn.$857,418 Telamon Corp.Mich.$1,399,272 Oregon Human Development Corp.Nev.$179,751 PathStone Corp.Puerto Rico$3,058,359 Motivation Education & Training Inc.Texas$6,673,042 HELP – New Mexico Inc.N.M.$946,732 $78,253,180.00 TOTAL Motivation Education & Training Inc.Neb.$1,088,204 United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS Inc.Mo.$985,854 Eastern Maine Development Corp.Maine$293,084 Motivation Education & Training Inc.N.D.$607,492 Arkansas Human Development Corp.Ark.$1,144,854 PathStone Corp.N.Y.$1,656,708 PathStone Corp.Ohio$1,259,904 Telamon Corp.Ala.$791,926 PathStone Corp.N.J.$696,249 Black hills Special Services CooperativeS.D.$620,254 Telamon Corp.N.C.$2,690,959 GranteeStateAmount Proteus Inc.Iowa$1,176,640 Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc.Ariz.$2,132,576 Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers OpportunitiesMiss.$1,297,176 Telamon Corp.Va.$927,817 PIC Inc.Utah$289,213 Center for Employment TrainingCalif.$8,208,464 Community Council of Idaho Inc.Idaho$1,074,827 Motivation Education & Training Inc.Wyo.$233,936 Rural Employment Opportunities Inc.Mont.$597,263 Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.Hawaii$330,485 Rocky Mountain SER/Jobs for Progress Inc.Colo.$999,986 SER Corp. of KansasKan.$1,074,936 Motivation Education & Training Inc.La.$910,782last_img read more

2 questions about helping members face today’s challenges


first_img continue reading » Credit unions provide access to basic financial services to people of modest means. This is why they exist. Forged by long experience in helping members navigate waves of economic disruption, credit unions now face a set of circumstances and opportunities the likes of which they’ve never seen.The nation’s member-owned financial cooperatives have turned out a decade of unprecedented growth. Now, how can they respond to the dual challenges presented by a pandemic-battered economy and the imperative to ensure inclusion and equality in all aspects of social life, including financial?Leaders from a diverse group of credit unions have more than a few ideas about how the movement can help — from fee waivers, loan deferrals, new loan products, and payroll protection to volunteer tax return preparation, Habitat for Humanity projects, community partnerships for job development, and diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. But most of all, these leaders emphasize the importance of adapting the core credit union mission of people helping people to today’s pressing circumstances. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

OVERTIME…SPECIAL STEELER EDITION: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?


first_imgBILL NEAL:10 -Let’s just get right to it. For the first time in my professional sports writing career and that of Coach Mike Tomlin, I will suggest this . . . and I do mean suggest! It may be time to consider . . . and I do mean consider, taking a look at the head coach and, and, and his coaching staff for the trouble this team is in. I’m just saying! (And I think I said it as gently as possible.):09 – Cortez Allen can’t watch the sun come up let alone watch a man one on one in the secondary. And oh, by the way, bet ya miss Ike Taylor now don’t ya!!!:08 – Let me remind you yet again, everything starts up front. If the “O”-line can’t block and the “D”-line can’t get to the quarterback, it’s gonna be a long day. (Now you can really appreciate the legendary lines of the Steelers dynasty days.):07 -Can you say “Steel Curtain.” Defense wins games. The Steelers only allowed the Vikings 48 yards of offense in the Super Bowl.  C’mon man!!!:06 -Please, please, please . . . establish the run.  Stay with the run. You’ve got two great proven running backs that want the ball. Give it to them. One is speed. One is power.  Thunder and lightning if you will.  Use them.:05 -When you’re inside the twenty, stretch out the field. Clearly you can’t run up the middle. Be creative. Mix it up. You don’t have to do the same thing over and over. Trust me, they watch your game films too!:04 -Give “Archer” all the money you owe him, a brown bag from Primanti Brothers and a one way train ticket to Hootersville.  (No, he doesn’t get a plane ticket. If he can’t get the ball out to the twenty, he gets his butt on a train.) Sure he was fast in college, but everybody is fast in the NFL.:03 -Look, I don’t mean no harm here. I love old people. My dad’s old. So trust me. I know old (Sorry Pops), but everybody has a time card. Moses, Methuselah, even the old lady in the shoe. At 77, maybe it’s time for Dick LeBeau to watch the games from his rocking chair at home. Sure he was a defensive genius, but the NFL has caught up to his bend not brake!:02 -People have been punting the football since Jim Thorpe in 19-whatever.  Please get rid of this bum .  Go down to South Side on a Friday night and get a punter man!:01 -Can somebody, somewhere and somehow blame Ben Roethlisberger for something. The fumbles, missing the target repeatedly, holding onto the ball too long. He’s the $100  Million Dollar Man.  Put the weight on him!:00 -Set your calendar for the Par-Tay of the year.  Champion Enterprises will celebrate its 40th Year Celebration and the final year of operation Saturday, October 18 at The Lounge on Verona . . . you know, Monica’s Place. Next to Bonus Tire.  8:00 p.m. till 2 a.m. $10 donation benefits Achieving Greatness Toys for Tots Christmas Party.  Free parking, cash bar, cash kitchen, 50/50, prizes and surprises and the best chicken wings in Pittsburgh.  Sly Jock will deliver the Old Schools Sounds and we’ll be Eatin, Drinkin, and Dancin like we used to.  It’s a 35 and older affair and first come first seat!!!So all you champions . . . former staff, volunteers, followers, supporters, sponsors, Connie Hawkins League players, program participants and coaches . . . everybody come on out and say goodbye to the Pittsburgh legend that was Champion Enterprises.~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more