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(March 5, 2013)
Department Provides Grant to Help Arkansas with Storm Recovery Efforts

The Department of Labor has announced a $391,539 National Emergency Grant to assist Arkansas with clean-up and recovery efforts after the severe winter storm that struck the state Dec. 25-26, 2012.

The grant, awarded to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, will be used to restore public lands and infrastructure by providing temporary work to those in need of employment.

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