The U.S. Department of Labor awards an initial $7.4 million grant to support disaster-related jobs and other aid to California in the aftermath of severe winter storms.

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Washington – The US Department of Labor announced today Initial awards for a $7,469,452 grant to California for clean-up and recovery activities after severe winter storms in December and January that caused flooding and widespread damage to waterways.

The $22 million National Displaced Worker Grant, administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, allows the California Department of Employment Development to provide temporary jobs focused on removing debris, cleaning up water damage, and providing humanitarian assistance to those affected. Storm. The funding will also be used for vocational services and training for affected workers.

Between December 27, 2024, and January 31, 2023, a series of severe storms and atmospheric rivers swept through California. The storms caused local and regional floods and mudslides, knocked down trees, caused sinkholes to form, and ultimately damaged public and private land in 51 of the state’s 58 counties. Federal Emergency Management Agency He made a major disaster declaration on January 14, 2023to enable California to request this funding.

Grants for Disengaged Workers – Powered by The Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act of 2014 Expanding the service capacity of disengaged workers programs at the state and local levels by providing financing assistance in response to unexpected large economic events that lead to significant job losses.