MADISON— Gov. Tony Evers today announced Racine County has been awarded $2 million from the Community Development Block Grant-CLOSE program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration to provide job training to predominately low- to moderate- income individuals. 

Through these grant funds, Racine County will provide short-term, cohort based training and individualized tuition assistance to provide industry-recognized credentials through certified post-secondary training providers, local technical colleges, and other post-secondary institutions. Trainings will cover high-growth, high-wage occupations in service, technology, advanced manufacturing and production, rehabilitation and healthcare, trades, and supervising. 

“Expanding access to affordable career training is critical to ensuring that folks have the opportunity to get ahead in our state with good paying jobs in high-growth areas,” said Gov. Evers. “Workforce development is about more than counting job creation, it’s about connecting the dots to make sure that Wisconsin is working for everyone and I look forward to seeing the positive impact these funds have on the Racine County area.”

Wisconsin receives Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Department of Administration’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources distributes those funds toward public facility, housing and economic development projects that benefit low- to moderate-income persons. 

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