Utah will receive an additional $561,723 from the U.S. Labor Department for the 1993 summer jobs programs, bringing to $2.8 million the amount allocated to the state.
The money is part of $4.1 million in additional money allocated to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota in a supplemental appropriation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. A total of $21.3 million has been granted this year to support summer jobs for disadvantaged youths ages 14-21 in the six states.The summer jobs program supports public service jobs in local communities as well as remedial education for participating young people, said Luis Sepulveda, regional administrator for employment and training, Denver.
Funds are distributed by the department to the state according to a formula based on unemployment and poverty levels. States pass the money through to communities using the same formula.