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May 27, 2010 2:05 PM — National Emergency Grant for Tennessee — Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes

Dear Tennessee Delegation:

Here is information about a National Emergency Grant (NEG) that is being awarded to Tennessee to create about 2,412 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist in the clean-up and recovery efforts as a result of the effects of severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.

Description of Tennessee NEG

  • DOL is approving up to $4,674,400 with $1,752,900 released initially to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The funds will be used to provide temporary employment on projects for the clean-up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands within the affected communities. Funds will also be used for projects that provide food, clothing, shelter, and other types of humanitarian assistance for disaster victims.
  • The geographic areas covered by this funding are: The counties of Benton, Carroll, Cheatham, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Sumner, Tipton, Williamson, and Wilson
  • Project Operator: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Let me know if you need more information. Feel free to contact Susie Bourque with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at (615) 741-1031, if you have specific questions about how the funds will be distributed.