The U.S. Department of Labor is releasing a $5 million National Emergency Grant increment to support temporary jobs following the continued cleanup and recovery efforts in New York because of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. 

“While the communities of eastern New York have steadily worked to recover from and cleanup the widespread flooding and wind damage from these 2011 storms, the job is not yet done,” says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “The additional funds announced today reflect the federal government’s continued commitment to supporting these communities.”

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