Flood-affected workers get federal grants

Dozens in Franklin, Bremer, and other Iowa counties to benefit.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 3:13 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Workforce Development is awarding over $800,000 in grants to assist flooding victims in Franklin and Bremer counties.

The money from the National Dislocated Worker Grant program will go toward employment and training assistance for workers affected by Spring 2019 flooding.

“State, local, and federal coordination is vital to the success of our integrated and regional long-term flood recovery plan,” says Governor Kim Reynolds. “I appreciate the President and his administration for providing relief to Iowa communities who lost everything in the floods. We have a long way to go, but Iowans know how to get the job done.”

Franklin County will get $813,494 to assist 42 people, while Bremer County will receive $16,606 to aid two affected workers.

“Not only does this grant support temporary employment solutions for dislocated workers, but it also assists with recovery efforts within local communities impacted by the flooding,” says Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. “Local areas can use the grant to support participant wages, supportive services, and worksite supplies, which help participants stay connected to employment opportunities in their region.”

Grant money is also going to Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Polk, and Pottawattamie counties.

Those eligible for the National Dislocated Worker Grant program include:

• Individuals who are temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the natural disaster.
• Eligible as a dislocated worker as defined in WIOA Section 3(15). Refer to state policy for additional criteria.
• Individuals who are self-employed and become unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of the disaster.
• Long-term unemployed workers (defined in Iowa as 27 or more consecutive weeks).

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 75°
Albert Lea
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Austin
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 75°
Charles City
Few Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Rochester
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 71°
Another sweltering summer day (Tuesday) before storms invade the week.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Tourism boom in Cerro Gordo County

Image

Wearing helmets on electric scooters

Image

High Life Expectancy

Image

Clean Water Council Tour

Image

Money Stolen from Taxi Driver

Image

Weather cast 9/16

Image

Boat Landings Closed for Dredging Project

Image

School flu shot clinic

Image

Healthiest School in America

Image

Tracking the Monarch butterfly's flight path

Community Events