Jordan Kirkland - April 26th, 2019
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis made an announcement that Florida has been been awarded an additional $5.8 million in federal funding through the National Dislocated Worker Grant to help recovery efforts in Northwest Florida.
The funds will be used to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael.
The federal National Dislocated Worker Grant, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support clean-up and recovery efforts in a declared disaster area.
“I’m pleased to announce Florida has been awarded $5.8 million in federal funds to provide employment opportunities for the resilient men and women of Northwest Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “The communities and businesses devastated by Hurricane Michael are home to some of the strongest and hardest working people I’ve ever met. We will continue to fight for Northwest Florida as they work to rebuild their communities and reemerge even stronger than before.”