DOL announces funds for Hurricane Sandy relief in New Jersey
November 02, 2012
In the wake the Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has called for federal agencies to respond quickly, providing affected communities with the funds they need for relief and rebuilding efforts.
"The destruction caused by this massive storm overwhelmed communities and disrupted lives throughout the state of New Jersey," said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in a recent release following an announcements that the department has made a $15,591,400 National emergency grant available to the state.
Starting with $5,197,133 upfront, the funds will be awarded to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the results are expected to be two-fold. In addition to covering some the costs of restoring public lands and other buildings, these projects can create employment opportunities for those displaced by the storm.
"The Labor Department's funding is part of the federal government's collaborative efforts to ensure immediate emergency assistance," Solis added.
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