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Governor Engler Announces Over $29 Million in Welfare-to-Work Grants

Tuesday, September 22, 1998

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

Grants to Create Additional Job Opportunities for TANF RecipientsGovernor John Engler today announced statewide awards totaling $29,100,000 in Welfare-to-Work grants. The grants, which were awarded to the state's 25 Michigan Works! Agencies, will help create additional job opportunities for the hardest to employ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and the non-custodial parents of children who are TANF recipients. "The state's Work First program has already made a difference in the lives of thousands of welfare recipients," said Governor Engler. "By continuing our efforts and developing innovative programs, like our non-custodial parents program, we will continue to help all welfare recipients find jobs." Funding for this initiative is provided jointly by the State of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Welfare-to-Work program is administered by the Michigan Jobs Commission.

Welfare-to-Work Grants
Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 (October 1, 1998 toSeptember 30, 1999)
Michigan Works! Agencies
Formula Distribution ($)
Area Community Service Employment & TrainingCouncil938,857
Office of Michigan Works! Berrien - Cass - Van Buren948,301
Calhoun Intermediate School District608,290
Central Area Partnership Consortium501,685
City of Detroit Employment & Training Department11,076,647
Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!130,321
Kalamazoo - St. Joseph Michigan Works!599,835
Michigan Works! Career Alliance2,395,079
Michigan Works! The Job Force/Six County EmploymentAlliance314,557
Michigan Works! Lansing Tri-County752,512
Livingston County Job Training Services16,320
Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, Inc.613,910
Muskegon - Oceana Consortium733,120
Northeast Michigan Consortium328,832
Northeast Michigan Council of Governments393,599
Oakland County Michigan Works! Employment &Training Division839,596
Ottawa County Department of Employment & Training29,624
Michigan Works! Region 7B Employment & TrainingConsortium548,609
Saginaw - Midland- Bay Michigan Works!1,613,067
South Central Michigan Works!600,230
Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Michigan Works!3,789,416
Thumb Area Michigan Works! Employment & TrainingConsortium359,954
Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board288,265
Michigan Works! West Central446,879
Western Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!232,495