Peoria Public Schools to see youth training grants

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(WEEK) — Peoria Public Schools is one of 20 organizations around the state to see increased investment in youth career training programs.

PPS will see $202,648 out of the $4.4 million according to a multi-part release which included an announcement of $40 million in workforce recovery grants — aimed at getting jobseekers back to work and helping small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker said in the release.

The $40 million in workforce recovery grants comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Illinois will invest in training programs that support regional and local economic development for businesses and individuals most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will expand access to training, job placement, support services and reduce barriers that prevent individuals from successfully re-entering the labor force. Flexible funding is also available for individuals with emergency costs for basic needs that prevent them from participating in training programs or employment.

It is anticipated that 1,500 Illinois unemployed, underemployed, or underrepresented citizens in disproportionately impacted areas will receive needed services, the release said.

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