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