Military Spouses

By: AP
By: AP

A federal program that helps military spouses in Colorado and other states with job training, placement, tuition and child care is in jeopardy.

Mason Bishop, the U.S. Labor Department's deputy assistant secretary for employment and training, says the department has told program administrators that the grant money won't available because it comes from a pool of money meant for emergencies.

The program grew from an effort in the late 1990s to provide job training for people in the military. Since 2001, the department estimates it has spent about $90 million for military spouses through the National Emergency Grant program.

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