Edwards: State gets $1.6 million disaster grant
BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Louisiana a $1,699,317 million disaster assistance grant.
The grant will help provide temporary jobs in the 21 Louisiana parishes devastated by the recent storms and flooding.
Edwards, in a news release Tuesday, said the Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant Funding awarded to the Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide 161 temporary jobs for clean-up and recovery efforts. The grant runs through March 12, 2017.
The award amounts for the affected parishes are:
- $348,554 for Washington, Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, Ascension
- $372,372 for Winn, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle
- $17,523 for Bossier, Webster, Claiborne Bienville, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Caddo, Red River, Sabine, Lincoln
-$799,653 for Ouachita
- $87,331 for Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Richland, Madison, Caldwell, Franklin, Jackson