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U.S. Department of Commerce makes $3 billion in funding available to public schools

The U.S. Department of Commerce is making available $3 billion in funding for communities. Public schools are focused on educating students, but they also create jobs, provide capital improvements to community facilities, generate construction jobs—not to mention that they create the workforce of tomorrow.

As such, your schools may be eligible for the following Investing in America’s Communities programs:

Build Back Better Regional Challenge ($1 billion) will capitalize on American ingenuity and American workers by providing a transformational investment to regions across the country to revitalize their economies.

Good Jobs Challenge ($500 million) is designed to help get Americans back in good-paying jobs. The program will develop and strengthen regional workforce training systems and sector-based partnerships with a focus on programs targeted at women, people of color, and historically underserved communities.

Economic Adjustment Assistance ($500 million) grants will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through projects tailored to meet local needs.

Indigenous Communities ($100 million) program will work hand-in-hand with Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities to develop and execute economic development projects they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future.

For more information, visit the website for the latest updates and webinars on the implementation plans.


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