March 31, 2009: Ohio to Receive National Emergency Grant to Serve Dislocated Autoworkers
Over $8 million dollars for workers at Chrysler North Assembly, GM Lordstown, GM Moraine and twelve other supplier companies throughout Ohio
(Washington, DC) Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) announced today that the federal government has released a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in order to provide services to almost 2,500 of the over 6,000 workers that have been dislocated in the auto industry. The $8,342,254 grant will provide access to services that are not covered by trade assistance act grants such as counseling, case management, job search and job placement help.
“There are so many families in our community that have been affected by the uncertainty facing the auto industry. Whether you’ve been employed at Lordstown for 20 years, or moved here from Janesville or other plant towns last year, I want you to know that I stand with you,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “While I know this money isn’t nearly enough, we are working hard in Washington to make sure that you have the assistance that you need during this crisis.”