2013-06-06 / News

State receives grant for Sandy recovery

The U.S. Department of La­bor awarded Rhode Island with a $500,000 emergency grant to fund state departments and agen­cies with the continuing cleanup and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

The incremental funding of $500,000 will allow for an increase in the number of planned partici­pants in cleanup programs in Bris­tol, Kent, Newport and Washing­ton counties from 75 to 100.

“As Rhode Island continues to repair the infrastructure and envi­ronmental damage sustained dur­ing Hurricane Sandy, these federal funds will bring the dual benefit of aiding cleanup efforts and getting Rhode Islanders back to work,” Gov. Lincoln Chafee said.

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