Arkansas Receives National Emergency Grant For Winter Weather

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,520,243 National Emergency Grant to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts following the severe winter storm that battered Arkansas on Dec. 5 – 6, 2013. This grant will provide aid to affected communities in North Central, Northwest and Western Arkansas.

“Severe winter storms have inflicted significant damage across Arkansas,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “Today’s federal grant will assist with the important work ahead to help those communities recover from the widespread damage caused by these violent storms.”

Of the funding amount announced today, $506,748 will be released initially. Additional funding, up to the amount approved, will be made available as the state demonstrates a continued need for assistance. The funds, awarded to theĀ Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, will be used to create temporary jobs to facilitate the recovery efforts.

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