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Over $1 million grant to help with workforce development, employment

University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville(KAIT-TV)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 11:34 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 6:18 PM CDT
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BATESVILLE (KAIT) - An over $1 million grant will help an area college and people in Northeast Arkansas receive help in going to college with pre-employment training and support, officials said Wednesday.

Earlier this month, officials said the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority to help with employment and training services for workers and job seekers.

UACCB is the recipient of $1,075,943 through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative.

“These Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative grants demonstrate the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to supporting the long-term economic stability and opportunities for workers in rural communities, especially those connected to the energy industry, across the Appalachian and Lower Mississippi Delta regions,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration Angela Hanks.

A total of $14.5 million in grant funding was awarded to 12 programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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