DOL Providing Housing Grants for Farmworkers in Florida and Other States

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The Department of Labor (DoL) recently announced the availability of $6.5 million in grants to help organizations improve their delivery of safe and sanitary housing solutions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. 

Administered by the DoL’s Employment and Training Administration, the National Farmworker Jobs Program will award approximately eight grants to organizations that propose project designs to provide housing services in one or more states with the highest estimated number of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers. And this includes Florida. 


Authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the funding will connect eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents to permanent and temporary housing. At least 70 percent of the funds will go toward permanent housing. 

Besides Florida, other states included in this announcement are Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Washington. 

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