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Webster to receive disaster grant funds

by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards says the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Louisiana a $1,699,317 million disaster assistance grant.

The grant will help provide temporary jobs in the 21 Louisiana parishes devastated by the recent storms and flooding.

Edwards, in a news release Tuesday, said the Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant Funding awarded to the Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide 161 temporary jobs for clean-up and recovery efforts. The grant runs through March 12, 2017.

The award amount for the following affected parishes are:

$348,554 for Washington, Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, Ascension

$372,372 for Winn, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle

$17,523 for Bossier, Webster, Claiborne Bienville, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Caddo, Red River, Sabine, Lincoln

$799,653 for Ouachita

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