Albany County receives over $2 million in grants to help workforce development

2 million dollars in grants to help fund Albany County workforce development

More than $2 million will support workforce development in Albany County.

Albany County has received around $2.2 million in grants to support workforce development in Albany County.

The funding from the American Rescue Plan Act funding was awarded to 15 county organizations.
One of those is the Albany County Action Partnership.

The funding will support the Workforce Reinvestment Initiative.

The program is designed to support unemployed and underemployed county residents by offering training and employment support.

“For many of our residents, we know that the pandemic exacerbated preexisting barriers to employment, such as limited access to education, training, and supportive services,” said Neenah Bland, CEO of Albany Community Action Partnership. “So ACAP is committed to maximizing the impact of this funding,”

The organizations each received grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000.