Updated Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:51 pm
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $21,438,000 grant for Athens and 36 other counties "to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts" in the wake of severe storms in late June and early July.
This grant will provide aid to affected communities.
A news release says "The federal funding announced today will assist with the clean-up of streambeds and waterways that are critical in preventing future flooding and subsequent damage to public infrastructure."
These funds are being awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and will be used to create temporary jobs to assist in recovery efforts.
The counties getting money had been declared eligible in August by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.