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Thursday, December 19, 2013

On December 19, 2013, the Department of Defense announced two community economic adjustment grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). 

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission was awarded an $837,315 grant to assist the region's response to the loss of 1,200 positions at the Oshkosh Corporation's Defense Division.  These federal funds are part of a larger $937,316 project to:  align local economic development plans and update them with diversification strategies; promote the growth of new and existing businesses in targeted industries through workforce and supply chain initiatives; map the regional defense industry supply chain; and, provide technical assistance to Oshkosh suppliers and affected workers.

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas was awarded a $456,722 grant to respond to the reduction of 1,225 civilian employees at the Red River Army Depot.  These federal funds are part of a larger $517,469 project to study reemployment opportunities for the displaced workforce, identify the region's comparative advantages, and develop opportunities to diversify local economic activity.

 

To View the Original Announcement see: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=16441.

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