Grant: $45,704,505 - Department of Labor - Feb. 17, 2009
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Award Description: Customers of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult are seeking greater participation in the labor force. Under Recovery Act WIA Adult, Minnesota gives priority to those individuals on public assistance and to those who are considered to be low-income when identified, including veterans being given additional priority service. Services available to assist job seekers include preliminary assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, and abilities; support services; occupational or on-the-job training; job search and placement assistance; and career counseling, and those services provided in the resource area. Information is also available on employment-related services such as local education and training service providers, labor market information, job vacancies, and skills necessary for in-demand jobs. The award amount for this program is $6,952,045. The Dislocated Worker program serves laid-off workers and the businesses that hire them. Under Recovery Act, Minnesota gives priority to those individuals who want to receive credentialed training for high-growth/high-demand occupations with veterans being given additional priority service. When a layoff/closing occurs or may occur, the Dislocated Worker Rapid Response team contacts the business to assess the situation and to meet with the workers to inform them of available services. Program participants receive assessment, testing, job counseling, job-search assistance, and related services. Training is also available, but not all dislocated workers receive training services. Workers who do not have easily transferable skills and are unlikely to find employment in the same industry receive priority in the scope of services for which they qualify. The award amount for this program is $20,963,288. For Recovery Act youth enrolled in expanded summer youth employment opportunities, the main goals are: Improve the employability of youth through public or private sector work experience; Provide youth with a supervised worksite where they can develop work readiness skills; Coordinate with community organizations and private sector businesses to serve youth; Encourage school completion or re-enroll youth in educational institutions in the case of out-of-school youth. Youth Recovery Act year round expanded activities provides employment and training services to economically disadvantaged youth ? same as ?regular? WIA youth program. Also focuses on continuing to provide work experience beyond summer for out-of-school youth. The award amount for this program is $17,789,172.
Project Description: Youth program employed 5821 from the period 5-4-09 thru 9-25-09. Adult program served 419 thru September 30, 2009. The Dislocated Worker program served 4632 thru September 30, 2009.
Jobs Summary: The majority of the jobs created were kids who worked in summer jobs. Many of the other full-time equivalents (jobs) (80.12) are employment counselors, program coordinators, employment specialists, resource room specialists, instructors, etc. (Total jobs reported: 1,336)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council||$36,000||SAINT CLOUD||MN|
|COUNTY OF ANOKA||$1,110,333||ANOKA||MN|
|Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc||$2,141,807||MONTICELLO||MN|
|COUNTY OF DAKOTA||$1,311,883||HASTINGS||MN|
|CITY OF DULUTH||$286,144||DULUTH||MN|
|City of Minneapolis||$962,634||MINNEAPOLIS||MN|
|MINNESOTA VALLEY ACTION COUNCIL, INC.||$1,737,781||MANKATO||MN|
|Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training||$1,099,564||VIRGINIA||MN|
|Northwest Private Industry Council Inc||$374,353||CROOKSTON||MN|
|County of Ramsey||$1,247,316||SAINT PAUL||MN|
|Rural Minnesota Cep, Inc.||$1,999,517||DETROIT LAKES||MN|
|Southwest MN Pic||$490,865||MARSHALL||MN|
|Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council||$662,622||SAINT CLOUD||MN|
|COUNTY OF WASHINGTON||$534,145||STILLWATER||MN|
|County of Winona||$117,394||WINONA||MN|
|Quality Career Services Inc||$547,500||SAINT PAUL||MN|