Wichita work force group gets $7.5 million grant

WICHITA — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas to help about 1,120 Wichita area workers.

Workers are eligible for education retraining money and may be eligible for other services, as well.

Only about $2.2 million will be released initially. Additional funding will be made available as the alliance demonstrates need.

The alliance has been seeking this grant money for about nine months.