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Delaware receives federal grant for job training


Those looking for a job and receiving food benefits in Delaware could get a hand up thanks to a new federal grant.

State health officials were awarded a three-year, $18.8 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to provide job-training opportunities in several industries.

Called the Delaware WONDER program, participants can choose among construction, culinary arts and manufacturing trades, as well as broad-based job training.

Officials say about 20 percent of the 150,000 Delawareans receiving food benefits will be eligible – the remainder are elderly, disabled or adults already working.

Delaware was one of ten states to receive this grant.

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