News Brief

$1.3M in incremental funding to continue recovery work in 29 West Virginia counties after spring 2015 storms

State: West Virginia

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant Incremental

Incremental Amount Released: $1,330,000

Total Award Amount Approved: $2,000,000

Funding Awarded to: WorkForce West Virginia

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 200

Use of Funds: On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor approved this National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $2,000,000 – with $670,000 released initially – to create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts as a result of severe storms in 29 West Virginia counties. The counties are Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McDowell, Mingo, Monongalia, Putnam, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. The storms occurred from March 3, 2015, to April 11, 2015. WorkForce West Virginia will receive $1,330,000 to continue clean-up work, which includes clearing brush, debris and fallen trees from creeks and streams.  

ETA News Brief: 
03/17/2016
Media Contact Name: 

Joe Versen

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
16-0551-NAT