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PENNSYLVANIA LABOR AND INDUSTRY SECRETARY FOLEY AWARDS $2.5 MILLION IN JOB TRAINING GRANTS

 HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- State Labor and Industry Secretary Tom Foley has awarded $2.5 million in incentive grants to regional job training agencies for outstanding performance during the last program year.
 Foley made the presentation Wednesday night at the annual awards banquet of the State Job Training Coordinating Council in Hershey.
 Grants are awarded annually to service delivery areas (SDAs) that exceed at least five of six national performance standards. This year's awards were presented to each of Pennsylvania's 28 SDAs.
 Grant recipients use the funds to provide services to disadvantaged persons, such as pregnant and parenting youth, "at risk" youth, school dropouts or welfare clients. A portion of the grant is used to continue operation of the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) programs, operated in cooperation with the state departments of Public Welfare, Education and Labor and Industry.
 The six federal performance standards measure the follow-up employment rates and weekly earnings for adult, youth and welfare recipients who participate in job training programs in each SDA.
 The amount of each grant is based on each SDA's achievement, population, and estimated number of jobless or economically disadvantaged residents.
 The amount of each grant is based on the level of each SDA's achievement and the proportion of overall federal job training funds it receives, determined by a formula which takes into account factors such as population and estimated number of jobless or economically disadvantaged residents of each area.
 SERVICE DELIVERY AREA JOB TRAINING INCENTIVE GRANTS
 Erie $ 64,988
 Northwest(A) 65,002
 Pittsburgh 82,997
 Allegheny County 106,462
 Beaver County 58,366
 Tri-County(A) 64,321
 Fayette-Westmoreland 171,885
 Washington-Greene 48,348
 North Central(A) 83,175
 Southern Alleghenies(A) 166,094
 Mid-State(A) 133,243
 Northern Tier(A) 34,624
 Lackawanna 59,364
 Pocono Counties(A) 66,932
 Luzerne-Schuylkill 152,865
 Philadelphia 464,878
 Bucks 60,200
 Montgomery 50,512
 Delaware 61,417
 Lehigh Valley(A) 102,565
 Berks 67,213
 S.E.T.C.O(A) 98,418
 Lancaster 60,145
 York 43,628
 Franklin-Adams 35,000
 West Central(A) 46,048
 Northumberland-Montour 28,695
 Total $2,500,000
 (A) - The counties served by these service delivery areas are listed below:
 Northern Tier -- Bradford., Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga &
 Wyoming.
 Mid-State -- Mifflin, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Columbia, Snyder
 and Union.
 Lehigh Valley -- Lehigh and Northampton.
 Tri-County -- Butler, Armstrong and Indiana.
 North Central -- Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean,
 and Potter.
 Southern Alleghenies -- Fulton, Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
 Huntingdon and Somerset.
 Northwest -- Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Venango and Warren.
 Pocono Counties -- Wayne, Monroe, Carbon and Pike.
 S.E.T.C.O. -- Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon and Juniata.
 West Central -- Mercer and Lawrence.
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 /CONTACT: Jack McGettigan or James Hillegass of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, 717-787-7530/


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