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Rep. Cartwright Announces $97k Grant to Provide Job Training, Enhance Employment for Area Companies

Dec 18, 2019
Press Release


Ashley, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced a $97,546 federal grant awarded through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Earth Conservancy to support one 18-month cycle of its Environmental Workforce Training (EWT) Program.

The EWT program will help at least 20 unemployed, underemployed or dislocated residents obtain new or enhanced employment. Local companies will also benefit from having new hires trained through this program who are ready for work on day one.

In addition to ARC funds, other federal sources will provide $15,525, state sources will provide $31,183 and local sources will provide $50,838, bringing the total project funding to $195,092. The ARC funding will provide an important supplement to local and state funding to allow the project to move forward.

“Everyone deserves the dignity of a good-paying job,” said Rep. Cartwright. “It’s encouraging to see all levels of government working together in Northeastern Pennsylvania to prepare people for new jobs that enable them to earn a living and support their families. I’m pleased that ARC continues to help create economic opportunity in our region.”

“The NEPA Alliance thanks Congressman Cartwright for his leadership in economic development in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Congressman’s support in Congress is crucial for ARC to have funds for projects like this one in NEPA,” said Jeffrey K. Box, President & CEO of the NEPA Alliance.