DeLauro Announces $2.3 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants for Connecticut
WASHINGTON, DC — (April 30, 2020) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Labor (DOL), today released the following statement after DOL awarded more than $30 million in grants—including more than $2.3 million for the State of Connecticut—to assist in disaster relief efforts and help workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. DeLauro secured a total of $345 million in Dislocated Worker Grants nationally through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
“The coronavirus pandemic has hit Connecticut workers and businesses particularly hard, and our federal government has a crucial role to play in helping those whose jobs have been affected make ends meet. Through the $2.3 million in Dislocated Worker Grants coming to Connecticut that I secured in the CARES Act, we can help people get the training and assistance they need to address the immediate impacts of the coronavirus in our community. We are all in this together, and I look forward to working with our State leaders to help people get back on their feet while staying safe in a manner that is consistent with advice from our heroic frontline healthcare workers and medical professionals.”