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US Labor Department announces $67 million in grants for Indian tribes, tribal organizations and Ala
Written by U.S. DEPT OF LABOR Friday, 12 March 2010 13:49
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration today announced approximately $67 million in grant funds for the Workforce Investment Act Indian and Native American Program.
“These grants will help organizations implement training programs to prepare workers for good jobs that pay family-supporting wages,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Funding awarded through this competition will directly support American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities in both developing their local economies and preparing workers to better meet the needs of promising regional industries.”
Of the $67 million, approximately $53 million is available to fund a Comprehensive Service Program for adults. Approximately $14 million is available for a Supplemental Services Program for youth. The adult program will provide quality employment and training services that prepare Native Americans to gain employment in today’s competitive workforce. Program participants will include unemployed, underemployed and low‑income individuals.
The youth program will offer summer and year-round employment and training activities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Program resources are targeted to at-risk individuals who face substantial barriers to educational and employment success. This population includes high school dropouts and youth who are in need of basic skills training.
Awards under the Comprehensive Service Program are anticipated to range from approximately $16,000 to $5.8 million each. Awards under the Supplemental Services Program are anticipated to range from approximately $1,073 to $3.1 million. Final award amounts in each category will be determined, in part, by census data.
To read the solicitation for grant applications, visithttp://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-5371.pdf. ; For additional assistance in applying to this solicitation, interested applicants should review ETA’s online suite of resources for grant applicants at http://www.workforce3one.org/page/grants_toolkit. ;http://andrekaruk.posterous.com/work-grants-opportunity#commentUWS grad appointed as first Native American to UW Board of Regents
Story posted Friday at 3:16 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is on the cusp of having its first Native American board member. Mike Simonson has the story from Superior.
Governor Jim Doyle yesterday appointed Eau Claire attorney Ed Manydeeds as its newest regent, pending confirmation by the state Senate.
Less than a month ago during his state of the tribes address, St. Croix Tribal Chairman Lewis Taylor asked the governor and legislature for a voice on the Board of Regents.
“If we can have some Native American sitting in the state Board of Regents as we develop curriculum for the future of our great state, recognizing sovereignty. (applause)”
Three weeks later, Ed Manydeeds has been appointed. Taylor says that’s pretty fast work.
“(laughs) Yeah. As a matter of fact, what I think the atmosphere in Wisconsin is really changing in recognizing that Indian people have contributed greatly to society and now it’s an honor to them to serve us.”
Manydeeds is a registered member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. He graduated from UW-Superior in 1973 and later the UW Law School. He says his perspective as a tribal member makes accessibility to higher education a priority.
“I’m interested in making sure that minorities, Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics, women, all different minorities and I’m not trying to leave anyone out, continue to have access as do other students.”
Manydeeds says this is his opportunity to give back to the UW System and to serve as a role model for Native American students.Previous KUWS Articles:
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