St. Albans nonprofit gets federal job-training grant

ST. ALBANS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced a $4.3 million federal grant to a St. Albans-based nonprofit to allow it to expand job training for low-income seniors.

The money will help Vermont Associates for Training and Development expand job training efforts in Vermont, Maine and large parts of New York and Pennsylvania.

The funding announced this week is part of the Older Americans Act, which provides social and nutrition services for seniors in Vermont and throughout the country.

Sanders has called for significantly increasing funding for Older Americans Act programs and helped lead congressional efforts to reauthorize the law earlier this year.

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