Five groups in the Kansas City area will receive $572,957 in federal funding to provide job training and assistance in finding jobs to needy families through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Eligible residents are families living in public housing or participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The area grants are part of $74.8 million in grants awarded nationally.
“By linking people to computer access, job training, childcare and ultimately financial empowerment, these grants help people who are ready to compete and succeed in the workplace,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said in an announcement of the grants.
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