Department of Labor awards nearly $2.7M to continue supporting employment, training services for transitioning military, spouses at Fort Hood

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of nearly $2.7 million to the Texas Workforce Commission to support continued employment and training services for transitioning military service members and their spouses near and at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood installation.

Previously, the department awarded the state two similar National Dislocated Worker Grants to deliver re-employment services to transitioning service members and their spouses in the same general service area.

On Dec. 6, 2021, the department announced the award of up to $8,032,410 to the commission – with an initial award of $2,677,470, and followed with the Nov. 10, 2022 announcement of an additional increment of $2,677,470 to continue the project's work. With today’s funding of $2,677,470, the department has awarded the full approved threshold.

The commission will use the funds from the Service Member Dislocated Worker Grant to continue to support the eligible service members and spouses in central Texas with job training and related services.

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, and administered by the Employment and Training Administration, Service Member Dislocated Worker Grants provide resources to states and other eligible applicants in communities experiencing a higher than average demand for services from transitioning service members. 

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