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(April 25, 2014)
Department Awards NEG Supplemental Award to Providing Continuing Services to West Virginia Workers Affected by Layoffs and Mine Closures

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $5,639,376 National Emergency Grant supplemental award to continue providing services to workers affected by layoffs and mine closures occurring within the coal mining industry in West Virginia.

The initial award of $1,800,000 was approved on June 29, 2012, to serve about 200 workers affected by layoffs in the coal mining industry throughout the state of West Virginia. Today's supplemental award of $5,639,376 brings the total funds awarded for this project to date to $7,439,376.

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