State and Local Workforce Activities
(May 16, 2016)
ETA Provides National Dislocated Worker Grant to Texas for Recovery from Storms and Flooding
The Employment and Training Administration has provided a National Dislocated Worker Grant to the Texas Workforce Commission to create temporary jobs in clean-up and recovery efforts in the counties of Jasper, Newton and Orange after a series of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March 2016.
The 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. They will support delivery of humanitarian aid and safety assistance as needed. The grant will also fund work on the homes of economically disadvantaged individuals eligible for the federally funded weatherization program, with priority given toservices for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.