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$1.8 Million Grant Aims to Aid Out-of-Work West Virginia Coal Miners

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Officials in West Virginia say even more people are now eligible for a grant aiming to help coal miners who lost their jobs.

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Workforce West Virginia nearly $1.8 million in grant funding. The money provides retraining for those affected by coal layoffs and mine shutdowns.

Miners, their spouses and other family members who still live at home can get up to $5,000 per person for training in high-demand fields such as health care, truck driving, welding, electrical engineering, HVAC repair, diesel technology and chemical processing.