Nearly $6 Million Going to Job Training for Iowans Hurt by Pandemic

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly $6 million is being used help Iowans hurt by the pandemic find jobs in Iowa.

Governor Kim Reynolds announced the federal grant money for small businesses, schools and non-profits to train people quickly for employment in high demand jobs.

The money is being directed to dozens of projects to provide jobs for nearly 2,000 people. The funding is being provided by the federal CARES act.

“The Earn and Learn grant program will lead to training opportunities in high demand occupations helping Iowans find good-paying, family-supporting careers ,” said Governor Reynolds. “These funds may be used toward tuition, training equipment, books, tools, work-related supplies, wrap-around supports, as well as administrative costs."

A summary of the projects can be found here.

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