U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today that it has awarded more than $183 million in grants to industries in 28 states that rely on the H-1B visa program for skilled workers. The grants will be used to provide education, training and job placement assistance aimed at helping American workers fill jobs in high-growth fields in which employers are currently using the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program to hire foreign workers. This is the second round of funding in connection with Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) DOL published last year in the Federal Register. In the first round of funding last October, DOL awarded more than $159 million to 36 grantees. Between the two rounds of grants, more than $163 million has been designated to provide on-the-job training for U.S. workers in fields such as information technology, advanced manufacturing and health care. The original SGA announced funding of $240 million to be awarded through two rounds of funding. However, about $100 million more than anticipated has been awarded as a result of additional H-1B visa fees collected. The DOL press release includes a complete list of grantees, including their locations, award amounts and targeted industries.