|JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES RENEWED FUNDING FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND WORKER TRAINING GRANTS WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES|
The Jefferson County Commission today approved an additional reallocation of funds from the State of Alabama for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program ($5 million dollars) and an Alabama Workforce Stabilization grant in the amount of $557,137 from the Department of Education to be administered by the Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment or CAPTE for Incumbent Worker Training. The Training providers will be Jefferson State Community College, Bevill State Community College, Wallace State, and Lawson State.
Continuing to provide assistance for those affected by COVID-19the Jefferson County Commission approved accepting a reallocation of funds fromthe State to its ongoing ERAP under the consolidated appropriations Act, 2021,for an amount not to exceed $5 million dollars. To date, the County has spent approximately$12,000,000.00 in ERAP funds directly impacting 1,800 Jefferson County residents. More on the ERAP program can be found here: erap.jccal.org
In addition, to support workforce training in the community, the Commission approved $100,000 for each of the community colleges mentioned above. Some of this training includes technical skills to existing employees of businesses and those seeking training for new job skills.
About Jefferson CountyFounded in 1819, Jefferson County is the most populated county in the State with more than 670,000 residents. It is governed by five commissioners elected from specific districts. Commission meetings are listed on the county website calendar at jccal.org and can be watched live, along with all Planning and Zoning Board meetings. A video archive of those meetings is also available on our website.