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What does WPA stand for?

WPA stands for Work Projects Administration (originally Works Progress Administration)


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The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
In particular, the staggering increase of trivial Band-Aid incidents has become a Work Projects Administration project for doctors, lawyers, consultants and several highly paid Los Angeles Unified School District brass.
Tensas Parish Department of Public Welfare, "For the Welfare of Tensas Parish," 15 March 1937, 7, Tensas Parish Scrapbook, 1937-1975, Manuscript Volume 9, Gladys Means Loyd and Family Papers, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University; Maude Barrett to Loula Dunn, 11 September 1935, frames 0015-0016, reel 1, Selected Documents from the Louisiana Section of the Work Projects Administration General Correspondence File ("State Series") 1935-1943, National Archives Microfilm Publication M1367, Historic New Orleans Collection (hereafter cited as WPA Papers).
She was an early beneficiary of the Work Projects Administration, which provided needy artists with canvases and allowed them to paint at home.
Not only did he have the writing projects, but also he tried - largely successfully - to keep a full-time job as either a teacher or a librarian, with interim work on the Illinois Writers' Project, a Work Projects Administration initiative to employ writers during the Depression years.