Grants and Funding

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Short on Cash, New Child Center Closes

From, Ted Shockley, 4 Feb 2012. State faith group seeks funding to reopen TASLEY — A number of Eastern Shore children found themselves without a pre-school readiness program Friday when a Virginia Council of Churches initiative closed its doors. “They were incredibly disappointed,” said Ed Rossmoore, executive director of the Rural Family Development Division … Continue reading

Aurelio Perez: From Farm Worker to Farm Owner

From, USDA Farm Service Agency, Jessica Davis, Idaho FSA Farm Loan Officer, 21 Nov 2011. Aurelio Perez came to Jerome, Idaho, in 1992 with a plan to work on a local dairy farm for one year. That year became a life-changing experience for Aurello. He decided to stay and continue working at the dairy … Continue reading

Legal Aid Group Must Comply With Subpoena

From, Ryan Abbott, 18 Nov 2011. WASHINGTON (CN) – A California legal aid group accused of misusing government grant money must release its financial records, a federal judge ruled, upholding a subpoena. After receiving the subpoena from the Office of the Inspector General of the Legal Services Corp., California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) argued … Continue reading

ULM Program Educates Migrant Workers

From, Sarah Eddington, 4 Nov 2011. One year after its inception, the High School Equivalency Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has helped educate 52 migrant workers, 12 of whom have successfully gone on to complete their GED. ULM received a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education last year for a five-year High … Continue reading

Orleans May Seek Grant for Farmworker Housing

From,Tom Rivers,, 4 Oct 2011. ALBION, NY – Orleans County legislators may pursue state funding that would pay the bulk of upgrading housing for farmworkers. The program provides up to $750,000 for a county. The money, which comes from the state Homes and Community Renewal, would cover the full cost of replacing a … Continue reading

Michigan State University: Grant Helps Migrant Workers

From, Josh Mansour, 29 Sept 2011. Noe Hernandez spent most of his life believing a degree was too expensive for him to achieve. It wasn’t until he learned about MSU’s High School Equivalency Program, or HEP, that Hernandez realized he had an opportunity to pursue a degree. On Wednesday, HEP, a program within MSU’s Migrant Student Services, received … Continue reading

Farmworker, Low-Income Housing for Somerton Pending

From, Cesar Neyoy, Bajo el Sol, 26 Sept 2011. SOMERTON, AZ — A 34-unit apartment complex could open up to farmworkers or low-income families in Somerton in two or three years, pending the city council’s final approval of a rezoning for the project. The city council gave preliminary approval last week to a request … Continue reading

California Farming Group Helps African Americans Enter Agriculture, Teaches Healthy Living

From,Associated Press, 16 Sept 2011. FRESNO, Calif. — As the sun rises on tilled soil on the outskirts of Fresno, Calif., Mori Vance bends to pick black eyed peas, then disappears among towering okra bushes. Vance, who is African-American, is harvesting her first crop with several other novice black farmers, all hoping to make … Continue reading

Workforce Housing Trust Expands with $2.1M in New Funding

From, Nicole Ely, 9 Sept 2011. The Marin Workforce Housing Trust received over $2.1 million in grants to expand their program and invest in a new farm workers housing initiative. San Rafael, CA — With the help of $2.1 million in new funding, a workforce housing organization will invest in a new farm worker … Continue reading

Chance at Success for Farm Workers

From, J. Nielsen, Correspondent, 23 Aug 2011. Manatee County, FL –The Farmworker Education Program at Manatee Technical Institute provides support and services for agricultural workers who want to pursue their education, and many do. With nearly 200 students enrolled for the fall semester, program coordinator Esperanza Gamboa and her staff work to ensure that … Continue reading

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