WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $3.6 million to the Workroom Program Alliance and the Cleveland Municipal School District in Cleveland. These funds will be used to renovate a 33,000-square-foot space within Cleveland’s Collinwood High School for use as an adult technical training and workforce development facility. This project is expected to help retain 819 jobs, create 218 jobs, and generate $15 million in private investment in the region.

“Ohio has a proud history of leading the country in manufacturing innovation. We’re building on that legacy by making new investments in Cleveland, which will create and retain jobs and generate a return on investment for American taxpayers,” said Brown. “Ohio workers can compete with anyone in the world, and I’m glad to see their strength is being recognized.”

EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds. More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at www.eda.gov.