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Office of United States Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03)

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $70.8 million in grant funding to 166 Indian and Native American entities to help provide employment and training services to low-income and unemployed Native American adults and youth — including American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian adults and youth.

The grants will fund the delivery of services — including academic, occupational and literacy skills development — to individuals in Native American communities to equip them to compete in today’s workforce. These services will also promote the economic development and well-being of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities based on their specific goals and values.

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Representative Sharice Davids applauded the announcement, saying: “For so many years, Native communities have been overlooked in these types of economic development opportunities. I’m glad to see the Administration paying attention and awarding these grants to tribes, non-profit organizations, and Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native organizations to create a stronger workforce that builds on the strength of all of our people.”

See all of the grant awards here.

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