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Fri March 20, 2009
FEMA Worker Grant
By Angela Hatton
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is getting a federal grant to help pay for cleanup workers after the January ice storm. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis says more than five-million-dollars will go to create more than 500 temporary jobs. The funds can be used to hire people for the cleanup, demolition, or repair of public buildings and public lands. The money can also be used to help repair the homes of low-income people who qualify for the federally funded weatherization program. The money will be distributed through the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the 93 counties declared eligible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cabinet Communications Director Cathy Lindsey says only unemployed workers not receiving compensation are eligible for the jobs.