The U.S. Department of Labor has approved additional funding for the Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission in response to Hurricane Harvey.

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast on August 25, 2017. The Category 4 hurricane brought devastation to 19 Texas counties.

After a major disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Labor awarded $10 million to assist with cleanup efforts, even as rainfall and flooding continued.

In September 2017, the department awarded an additional $20 million.

The latest funding approved this week brings the total awards to $35 million.

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