News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Approves an Initial $10M Grant to Assist Texas With Recovery Efforts Following Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of its commitment to state and local partners impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Labor has approved an initial $10 million National Dislocated Worker Grant to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts in Texas.

“The Department of Labor is deploying resources to help Texans who find themselves unable to work, and without a paycheck, get back on their feet. An initial investment of $10 million will be provided to help Texas assess their workforce needs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “The American workforce—along with our volunteers and first responders—is the greatest in the world. Together, we will recover and rebuild Southeast Texas. The Department of Labor is here to help ensure the safety and stability of Texans along the way.”

The grant is being awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission to help Texas assess its workforce needs and assist with cleanup, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction activities. The funds are being made available to impacted counties to supplement state and local response and recovery efforts.  The Department of Labor will continue to monitor the situation to ensure it is doing everything it can to help Texans and the mobility of the workforce. 

ETA News Release: 
08/29/2017
Contact Name: 

Jillian Rogers

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Release Number: 
17-1199-NAT