4:19pm

Thu September 1, 2011
Statehouse News

Kentucky gets $300,000 for Flood Relief

FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday Kentucky will receive a $291,440 National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funds will create about 25 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers in Bell and Knox counties to assist with clean-up efforts as a result of the severe storms and flash flooding that struck Kentucky in June. 

“This money will help these counties rebuild, and the temporary jobs will not only benefit current jobseekers but will also provide much-needed assistance in those hard-hit areas,” Gov. Beshear said.

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, repair, renovation and reconstruction of roads and waterways damaged by the floods.