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Vice President Joe Biden and Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, on Monday announced the final installment of $2 billion in competitive grants under the so-called Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT). The grants are related to a broader expansion of federal workforce programs. The $450 million will go to roughly 270 community colleges around the country, the White House said in a written statement. The grants have been aimed at encouraging close collaboration between employers and colleges, as well as leading to approaches that continue after the grants dry up. This final batch was no exception, as grants will go to partnerships between the colleges and more than 400 employers.

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