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U.S. Department of Labor Announces up to $5 Million in Disaster Recovery Funding for Florida in Response to Hurricane Sally

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $5,000,000, awarded to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, in response to Hurricane Sally. 

On Sept. 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 2 hurricane. An initial award of $1,666,667 will create disaster-relief jobs to address debris cleanup and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those affected by the storm. The project’s recovery efforts will cover all 13 counties included in the associated emergency declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Sept. 15, 2020 are Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington. 

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, National Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Employment and Training Administration
November 5, 2020
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Media Contact: Eric Holland
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