The Spartanburg Housing Authority has received $1.74 million in federal grants to help move its clients toward self-sufficiency and employment. The housing authority plans to use the money to hire 7 to 10 employees who will help people in public housing with job training, personal financial management, and accessing health services. While the housing authority ensures low-income families will have a roof over their heads, the countywide agency is also concerned with giving the people it serves the means to move out of public housing. The bulk of the money, $1.1 million from the federal Department of Labor, is for a program to help high school dropouts earn a degree, receive job training and enter into the labor force in the construction, health care or information technology sectors. The other $640,000 from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will hire several program coordinators.