Portsmouth Daily Times: Brown announces storm cleanup funds for southern Ohio

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Portsmouth Daily Times: Brown announces storm cleanup funds for southern Ohio

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday announces new resources which will help nearly 20 Ohio counties continue large scale cleanup and recovery efforts following severe storms and winds that caused damage across Ohio between June 29 and July 2, 2012.

Following the severe weather last summer, National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds have assisted with cleanup and recovery efforts. Brown said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will receive additional NEG funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to support dislocated workers to assist with ongoing cleanup efforts in counties in Ohio affected by severe weather.

“Last summer’s severe storms left many Ohio families and small businesses hurting,” Brown said. “This funding will help small businesses, families, and communities throughout southeast Ohio while putting Ohioans to work.”

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