CHD Receives $3.6 Million in Federal Funding

Four year grant to provide job training for Northern California farmworkers

Excellent news coming out of Washington D.C. today in support of one of California’s most impoverished populations: the men and women who plant and harvest our state’s bounty.

“California Human Development is excited and honored to announce the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a four year WIOA Section 167 Grant to our agency,” says Christopher Paige, Chief Executive Officer. “The grant will allow us to continue serving low income, migrant and seasonal farmworkers with training services that allow them to access career ladders and attain family self-sufficiency. We also salute and thank our many state and local partners that work with us in this effort,” adds Paige.

The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167 fuels job training and employment services for work-authorized farmworkers and eligible family members. CHD uses WIOA 167 funding to provide services across 31 Northern California counties. The agency’s Farmworker Services & Workforce Development programs, including four Anthony Soto Training Centers, have helped nearly half-a-million farmworkers to obtain stable employment and greater self-sufficiency since 1967.

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a total of $81 million in grants today through the National Farmworker Jobs Program. Click here to read the DOL’s press release.

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