$4.5 Million Grant Officially Awarded to Help PGDP Employees Get Back to Work

Mar 13, 2015

Credit usec.gov

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board will receive more than $4.5 million dollars from a national emergency grant to help retrain employees displaced by the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant’s ongoing closure and cleanup.

Governor Steve Beshear met with state officials at West Kentucky Community & Technical College for Friday morning's ceremony.

Those funds go toward the WKWIB’s Dislocated Worker Retraining program to help employees and their spouses get back into the workforce; WKCTC will help provide that training.

The grant had first been announced in January, but recent winter weather postponed formal proceedings.