Labor Department Sending National Farmworker Jobs Program Grant to Florida Education Department

This week, the U.S. Labor Department announced it will send $3,763,684 to the Sunshine State as part of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) which will “provide career services, training services, youth services, related assistances, and housing services to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.”

The Labor Department announced that the funds will go to the Florida Department of Education.

The funds are part of $80,684,142 in grants from the Labor Department, including almost 50 Career Services and Training Grants totaling $74,562,142 for and $6,122,000 for nine NFJP Housing Grants.

The grant to the Florida Department of Education will be the only one the Labor Department will send to the Sunshine State.

“The Department of Labor is focused on investing in quality career services and training opportunities that lead to industry-recognized credentials in agriculture or other sectors, and ultimately better earnings and quality of life,” said U.S. Asst. Sec. for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “Communities that invest in their farmworkers are investing in America’s economic strength.”

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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