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National Dislocated Worker Grant of up to $3.2M
awarded to assist Missouri storm recovery

State: Missouri

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Initial Amount Released: $1,003,000

Total Award Amount Approved: Up to $3,280,823

Funding Awarded to: Missouri Division of Workforce Development

Number of Workers to Be Served: About 175

Use of Funds: The Missouri Division of Workforce Development has been awarded up to $3,280,823 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to assist with clean up and recovery efforts resulting from the effects ofsevere storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected 17 counties across the state from May 15 through July 27, 2015. The counties are as follows: Barry, Benton, Douglas, Hickory, Laclede, Lincoln, Miller, Montgomery, Osage, Ozark, Ray, Saline, Shannon, Ste. Genevieve, Texas, Washington, and Wright. These funds will provide for temporary employment on projects to assist with clean up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities and lands within the affected communities, as well as for the delivery of humanitarian aid and safety assistance, as needed. Funds may also be used to provide career and training services for those participants already enrolled in the temporary jobs component of the project, and who require such services to find permanent employment.

ETA News Brief: [09/15/2015]
Contact Name: Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
Release Number: 15-1814-CHI