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$1.1 million in grant funding for Isaac recovery efforts

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 11, 2013 Mar 11, 2013 Monday, March 11 2013 March 11, 2013 10:55 AM in News
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON - Louisiana received a federal grant to help continue cleanup and recovery efforts across the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,119,339 National Emergency Grant increment was to be released.

"Louisiana continues to need assistance to recover from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Isaac last year," said acting Secretary Seth D. Harris. "These Labor Department grant funds will help rebuild homes and businesses, and make communities stronger."

The funds are being awarded to the Louisiana Workforce Commission to continue temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery efforts.

On Sept. 6, 2012, a grant was approved for up to $3,358,017, with $1,119,339 released initially. This increment of another $1,119,339 brings the total funds awarded to date to $2,238,678. Additional funding up to the amount approved will be made available as the state demonstrates a continued need for assistance.


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