The grants for Ohio would be used in 48 counties, including Ross, Pike, Hamilton, Clermont, Richland, Sandusky and Crawford, to retrain nearly 2,300 displaced workers. The $14.7 million in additional grants is expected to retrain 6,600 workers in the states sharing the funds.

"These funds are targeted for communities that have been hit hardest by job loss in the auto industry. They will lead to good-paying jobs and will help Ohio become the Silicon Valley of clean-energy manufacturing," said Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who participated in the conference call.
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