Ohio Receives $19 Million in Grants for Training

WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) recently applauded the Department of Labor’s release of $225 million in Recovery Act grants to train displaced and underemployed workers for jobs in health care and other high growth fields. Ohio will receive $19 million to provide training in nursing, allied health care, long-term care, health information technology, logistics, bioscience, and advanced manufacturing.

Rep. Fudge commented, “This important Recovery Act investment will help Ohioans get the training necessary to work in high growth fields, such as our world-class health care industry. These types of investments in our workers are exactly what is needed to get our neighbors into long-term, meaningful jobs.”

Rep. Fudge co-sponsored the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She also sponsors the Health Information Technology Public Utility Act of 2009, which will expand funding opportunities for free clinics to upgrade to electronic record keeping.