Grants available to help low-wage workers

June 25, 2009 (MADISON, Wis.) Gov. Jim Doyle announced a total of $1.5 million in grant money. The $1,000 grants are available to workers with no education beyond high school whose household income is currently less than $29,140 for a family of two.

The money can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Eligible areas of study are those identified as being high demand occupations, including health care, biotechnology and energy.

In addition to the grants, up to $250 per applicant is available to pay for the cost of tools and uniforms, exam fees, transportation and child care.

Application sites can be found at ww.jobcenterofwisconsin.com.

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