Kelly, Sinema Announce $500,000 in Agricultural Workforce Training Grants Awarded to Yuma & La Paz Counties Community College District

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced that the Yuma & La Paz Counties Community College District was awarded a $500,000 agricultural workforce training grant for rural economic development projects.

“I’ve seen Yuma and La Paz-area community colleges up close and know the important work they do to get students the skills and tools they need to pursue careers in agriculture. These grants will go a long way in creating new jobs and making Arizona’s economy stronger,” said Kelly.

“Today’s workplace training grant funding will empower Yuma and La Paz Counties Community College District students with the necessary tools, training, and experience to succeed in technical agricultural jobs,” said Sinema.

Awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), this $500,000 agricultural workforce training grant will support students at Yuma & La Paz Counties Community College District develop the skills necessary to earn industry-accepted credentials to join the workforce. This grant is part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – the country’s leading competitive grants program for agricultural sciences.