Kentucky Getting Funds For Storm Cleanup Efforts

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Updated: 4/26/2012 11:54 pm
Kentucky will receive a $859,793 National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funds will create about 65 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that struck Kentucky in March 2012.

The NEG, awarded to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, will fund a variety of services, including providing 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 the delivery of humanitarian aid and safety assistance, as needed.

Funds may also be used to provide retraining services upon completion of the temporary jobs component for participants for whom permanent work is not available.

After President Obama granted a disaster declaration to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on March 6, 2012, declared the following counties eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program: Adair, Ballard, Bath, Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Pendleton, Trimble, and Wolfe.

The counties of Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Pendleton, and Wolfe have been targeted by the Commonwealth for assistance under this NEG thus far.  Additional counties may be included under the project at a later date if further evaluation warrants their inclusion.

 



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