Work Projects Administration: the former federal agency (1935–43) charged with instituting and administering public works in order to relieve national unemployment.
- Originally Works Prog·ress Ad·min·i·stra·tion .
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How to use WPA in a sentence
A new WPA would have helped create jobs and provided some training to underemployed or unemployed youth.
In contrast to Obamacare, a neo-WPA would have been a difficult target for the GOP.
For example, the bookmobile was a WPA program—old bread and milk trucks full of nailed-up shelves.James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream | David Masciotra | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We have these amazing parks that were park of the WPA in the 1930s.
The first trails at the area were cut by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the winter of 1936.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard | The Daily Beast | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for WPA
Work Projects Administration or Works Progress Administration
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