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ETA News Release: [04/29/2010]
Contact Name: Mike Trupo or Lina Garcia
Phone Number: (202) 693-3414 or x4661
Release Number: 10-0571-CHI

US Department of Labor provides $1.3 million to continue weather-related disaster recovery efforts in Indiana

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $1.3 million National Emergency Grant supplemental award to continue clean-up and recovery efforts from storms that occurred in Indiana in 2008.

"Indiana is still in the midst of recovering from the terrible storms that struck the state in the summer of 2008," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Additional funding announced today will help support temporary jobs for Hoosiers impacted by these storms."

These supplemental funds will be awarded to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Funds will be used to create more temporary jobs to assist in recovery efforts that resulted from the devastation caused by storms and flooding. The majority of the new temporary jobs will be created in Johnson County, a particularly hard-hit area.

On June 19, 2008, an initial grant in the amount of $2.4 million was awarded to the state to create about 200 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist in the clean-up and recovery efforts.

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 http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/.