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Technical Assistance for Trade Adjustment Assistance

National Employment Law Project

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $10,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, established under the Trade Act of 1974, provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TAA offers a variety of benefits and re-employment services to assist unemployed workers in preparing for and obtaining suitable employment.This grant will enable the National Employment Law Project (NELP) to increase participation in the federally mandated Trade Adjustment Assistance program by making Michigan – especially community groups, local governments and workforce agencies in the Greater Flint-Saginaw region – more knowledgeable about program rules, more informed about the program’s shortcomings, and more prepared to work together to improve its administration and address its deficiencies. In addition, NELP has enlisted assistance from its national partner, The Workforce Alliance, to assist with outreach to Michigan’s workforce development leaders to improve access to training under the state’s workforce development, vocational education and regional economic development programs.For more than 25 years, NELP has focused on improving the lives of the working poor and the unemployed by expanding their employment rights and their access to support systems such as unemployment compensation and job training programs.