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.RELATED: Texas Senate passes bill for automatic disaster reappraisal following major disastersRELATED: La Grange small business reopens year and a half after Hurricane Harvey flooding
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.RELATED: Texas senators pass disaster recovery bills in wake of Hurricane HarveyRELATED: Texas Senate approves bill providing $6B to cover Harvey, Medicaid and other needs