Governor Awards $926,508 in Recovery Training Grants Across State

Thursday, July 09, 2009 | 01:43 pm

10 Companies Awarded Grants, Training 1,365 Employees

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have recently awarded $926,508 in recovery training grants to 10 companies across the state. These grants, which are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will provide training to 1365 employees.
“Recovery Act training focuses on core skill improvements such as leadership, product technical training, computer skills, and new equipment training,” said Bredesen. “These training grants help the employer strengthen their position, which we hope will minimize the impact on employees until the economy improves.”
The maximum grant amount a for-profit company can receive is $100,000 with a required 25 percent minimum match. The program began on April 1, 2009, and will run though June 30, 2010. This is not a pilot program and will not be renewed after the Recovery Act funding has been expended.
The Tennessee Economic Recovery Training Grant is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the Workforce Development division within the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Local Workforce Investment Area, and the local Career Center.
Below is a list of the 10 companies awarded recovery training grants. 
  1. AO Smith Water Products Company
  2. American Healthways Services
  3. Robert Bosch LLC
  4. J-Dak, Inc.
  5. Linatex Corporation of America
  6. Trane
  7. La-Z-Boy
  8. Perma-Pipe Inc.
  9. MetoKote Corporation
  10.  Xerox Corporation
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