Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced that Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will receive a $3,995,264 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Funded through the DOL’s Pathway Home 4 program, this grant will be used to expand Goodwill Industries’ critical work helping individuals successfully transition from incarceration to self-sustaining, employed citizens. Specifically, this program will provide 400 adults incarcerated in Kentucky Department of Corrections facilities the opportunity to receive job training and supportive services pre-release. These individuals will also have access to post-release services including placement assistance, barrier removal resources, and intensive career coaching conducive to sustained full-time improvement.

“I am proud to have supported this grant that will allow Goodwill Industries of Kentucky to expand their crucial efforts in assisting individuals as they transition from incarceration to reintegrating into society,” said Congressman Andy Barr. “By offering comprehensive support and training, we are investing in the future potential of these Kentuckians, removing barriers and promoting meaningful change."

"This grant will allow Goodwill to connect with people through our Opportunity Centers, such as our location in Lexington, who will shortly be returning to society from incarceration and ensure that they have the supports they need to make a new, strong start. Kentucky needs the talents of all her citizens, and this grant will help make that possible,” said Goodwill Industries of Kentucky CEO Amy Luttrell. “We appreciate Congressman Barr’s advocacy in Washington and his support of Goodwill’s important work that will benefit the residents of the 6th Congressional District for years to come. “