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Mariposa Gazette Feature: Mother Lode Job Training Here to Help

The following article was featured in the Mariposa Gazette.

Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) has recently acquired a new grant to help the local workforce with essential monthly bills if they have been laid off work or their hours have been reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MLJT officials said they would like to share this opportunity with the communities within the four service areas: Mariposa, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

Who is eligible?

Must meet income requirements:

Family size & income (last 6 months) limit.

1: $25,520 2: $34,480 3: $43,444 4: $52,400

People must also fall into one of the following categories: Laid off due to Covid-19; self-quarantined; you are a caregiver for someone who is quarantined; needed to care for children due to school or childcare closure; required to telecommute to work but lack the equipment; at higher risk or live with someone who is at higher risk as defined by California Public Health; individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

Allowable costs include rent, utilities, equipment mandatory for teleworking for your current job and other assistance on a case by case basis.

Documentation and proof is required to justify paying any of these costs. Examples of acceptable documentation include: bills with name and address on them, a rental agreement or lease with a name on it and proof of two prior payments.

The Mariposa MLJT office is currently open by appointment only. It is located at 5362 Lemee Lane.

More information can be found at or by calling (209) 966-3643.

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