A grant that was intended for use in cross-training workers at RG Steel could now be used to train them for other jobs.
The Baltimore County Council is scheduled Monday night to vote on a $420,000 federal grant that will be used to provide workshops and resource fairs to as many as 2,000 steel plant employees and up to another 1,000 others in jobs with plant-related businesses.
Owners of the Sparrows Point plant in May.
Council approval is required in order for the county to spend the grant money.
Dan Gundersen, county director of Economic Development, said the money was originally ear-maked to cross-train employees at the plant but will now be used "to help employees should the steel mill continue to realize difficulties and not remain open."