A Brunswick-based nonprofit announced Monday that it has received a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to train young and underserved workers who want to enter Maine’s information technology sector.

Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. serves six counties along the coast – Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York – through its TechHire program, which includes career coaching, paid internships, on-the-job-training and short-term, intensive IT boot camps.

Coastal Counties partners with employers such as Goodwill Workforce Solutions and Axiom Technologies and plans to train workers for an array of jobs, including computer systems analysts, software developers and IT project managers.

Vice President Joseph Biden and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced a total of $150 million in TechHire grants for 39 partnerships nationwide, including the one with Coastal Counties Workforce.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree applauded the grant as a step toward filling the gap left by the loss of manufacturing jobs across the state, particularly in the paper industry.

“This grant is great news for getting Maine people back to work in good-paying jobs that have bright potential for the future,” Pingree, who represents the 1st District, said in a statement. “It not only will benefit individuals by helping them access these jobs, but will also be a major asset in attracting new businesses that need this kind of skilled workforce.”

Coastal Counties Workforce is primarily supported by funds from the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014, as well as grants and contracts procured from the U.S. Department of Labor, the state of Maine, private foundations, business partners and individuals.