Owens receives $1.9 million federal grantWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency and the County Commissioners have awarded Owens Community College a $1.9 million federal stimulus grant to expand training programs for unemployed workers.
Owens would use the funds to provide short-cycle training and job placement opportunities for unemployed and dislocated workers within high growth, high demand occupations that include “green collar,” health care and construction-based industries.
The $1.9 million in federal funding is the largest grant or gift ever received in the college’s 44-year history, according to the college.
The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency designated funding for the grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Workforce Investment Act Title I funds and the 2009 National Emergency Grant.