Labor Department earmarks $2.4 M for flood clean-up

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) announced today a $2.4 million grant to the state of Indiana to fund the creation of approximately 200 temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery efforts underway due to recent flooding and storms.

On June 8, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared 29 counties in Indiana as eligible for assistance. Putnam County is one of those.

The grant was awarded to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and will provide funding to create temporary employment on projects providing cleanup, demolition, repair, renovation and reconstruction of damaged structures and public lands within affected communities.

Funds will also be used for projects providing food, clothing, shelter and other types of humanitarian assistance.

National Emergency Grants are part of the secretary of labor's discretionary fund and are awarded based on a state's ability to meet specific guidelines. For more information, visit or

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