Congressional Delegation Says $1.2M Coming for Weather Clean-up

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas congressional delegation is announcing more than $1.2 million in federal funding for cleanup from disasters that hit the state in October.

U.S. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Reps. John Boozman, Vic Snyder, Marion Berry and Mike Ross announced the funding in a joint news release Tuesday.

The money from the U.S. Department of Labor will go to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to help in cleanup and recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The money will be used to create temporary jobs to help in the recovery effort.

Just under $413,000 will be released initially with additional funding coming as the state shows a continued need for assistance.

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