State and Local Workforce Activities
(March 24, 2016)
Labor Department Announces Up to $15 Million to Aid Recovery Effort Following the Water Contamination Crisis in Flint, Michigan
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $15 million to the Michigan Strategic Fund to assist with humanitarian and recovery efforts resulting from the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Of the $15 million announced today, $7.5 million will be released initially to provide temporary employment for eligible individuals to assist with the recovery work, as well as to offer these individuals career and training services to help them find permanent work. Additional funding, up to the amount approved, will be made available as the state demonstrates a continued need for assistance.