BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say they will announce a grant to help finance job training programs in Bridgeport, Conn.

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Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Transit Administration and other agencies are scheduled to announce the funding Friday at the Bridgeport Housing Authority.

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Federal officials say the projects will help reduce environmental risks and created jobs.

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Unemployment in the Bridgeport-Stamford area was 8.5 percent in July, lower than Connecticut's 9.2 percent rate.

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