The following is a media release from Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office submitted to SOURCE media. She is a Democrat, who represents Framingham.
WASHINGTON DC _ Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark (MA-5) announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Labor and Workforce will receive $2,032,071 from the Department of Labor’s National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant.
The grant will provide disaster relief jobs and employment services to eligible individuals in Massachusetts affected by the health and economic effects of the opioid crisis.
“Tackling the opioid crisis requires a comprehensive approach, from prevention to recovery to economic rehabilitation,” said Congresswoman Clark. “With these resources, we will be able to open doors for eligible workers and those in recovery, ultimately helping Massachusetts families get back on their feet. This is the type of collaboration we need between all levels of government to effectively end this crisis and propel our communities forward.”
This grant will address the crisis by establishing peer recovery positions to help those suffering from substance use disorder gain access to resources and navigate the path to recovery.
It will also provide employment and training services designed to reintegrate eligible individuals into the workforce.
The Commonwealth anticipates serving approximately 200 participants in Hampden and Worcester counties.