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Grant to Provide Temp Jobs for Those Impacted by Floods

Roane County Floods

West Virginia has secured a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer 250 temporary jobs for flood disaster clean-up activities in the 12 counties under the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration. The program will be administered through WorkForce West Virginia.

WorkForce West Virginia submitted a disaster emergency grant application to the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1 for National Dislocated Workers Grant funds, and Gov. Tomblin sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on July 12 underscoring the critical need to support West Virginia workers and communities as quickly as possible.

Those interested in applying should contact WorkForce West Virginia.