R.I. receives $500K federal grant for Sandy cleanup

The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received a $500,000 grant from the federal government to support Hurricane Sandy-related cleanup efforts in the Ocean State, announced Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



government

R.I. receives $500K federal grant for Sandy cleanup

PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Labor and Training landed a $500,000 federal grant from the Labor Department to support Hurricane Sandy-related clean-up efforts, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Monday.
Posted 6/4/13

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received a $500,000 grant from the federal government to support Hurricane Sandy-related cleanup efforts in the Ocean State, announced Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee.

The National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will permit the state to boost the number of staffers working in the cleanup and recovery programs from 75 to 100, according to the release.

The initiatives are specifically intended to provide employment opportunities for groups including unemployed veterans, the long-term unemployed and people dislocated due to Hurricane Sandy.

A $500,000 initial emergency grant was approved in November, and the incremental funding announced Monday will bring the total of National Emergency Grant funding for Rhode Island’s Sandy clean-up to $1 million.

Through the cleanup program, the DLT and R.I. Department of Environmental Management have already begun work on a number of state beaches, parks and campgrounds in Rhode Island’s four coastal counties.

The new federal funding will allow Rhode Island to complete those efforts and expand their program to include Brenton Point State Park and Fort Adams State Park.

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Only a few seats remain for PBN's Manufacturing Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Thursday, April 24th, at the Bryant University Bello Center. Don't hesitate. Register today!
  • Business Women
    Accomplished. Confident. Wicked Smart. Nominate women you know who deserve speci ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    It's the 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planning a special event ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Enrollment now open for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Program. Please take a mom ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News