MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont nonprofit that helps train and employ low-income residents has received a grant of over $2.8 million to assist residents age 55 and older.
The grant is going to Vermont Associates for Training and Development based in St. Albans.
The money, part of $260 million in nationwide awards, comes from the Older American Act's Senior Community Service Employment Program, the only federal jobs program designed to assist low-income seniors.
Participants will be placed in community service activities at nonprofit and public facilities such as day-care centers, schools and hospitals.
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