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Edwards: State gets $1.6 million disaster grant

6 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 13 2016 Apr 13, 2016 April 13, 2016 1:40 PM April 13, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

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

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