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Hawai‘i To Receive $500,000 In Federal Recovery Aid To Help Dislocated Workers, Clean-Up Efforts On Kauai And Oahu

Funding Will Employ 200 Dislocated Workers To Assist With the Flood Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $500,000 in grant funding to the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant will employ approximately 200 dislocated workers to help with the clean-up efforts in areas on Kauai and Oahu that were impacted by severe flooding.

“This funding is much needed,” Senator Schatz said. “It will speed up recovery efforts, and also allow for hundreds of people to be paid to help rebuild and recover.”

Earlier today, the president approved the State of Hawai‘i’s request for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Kauai and Oahu residents whose homes have been lost or damaged due to historic flooding. FEMA’s individual assistance programs will help affected residents access critical federal funding and resources to recover.