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Delays Doomed Labor Agency’s Covid Relief Funding, Watchdog Says

Feb. 1, 2022, 9:54 PM

A U.S. Labor Department watchdog found that more than $300 million in Covid-19 disaster training grants issued by the Employment and Training Administration in 2020 didn’t get people back to work, and recipients of the disaster relief left millions of unspent funds on the table.

The report issued by the DOL’s Office of Inspector General reviewed $366 million in Disaster National Dislocated Worker Grants that went to 57 recipients over a five-month period in 2020 and concluded that significant delays in rolling out training programs meant that the funds failed to help unemployed workers find jobs as intended.

Grant recipients, ...