THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IS GETTING SOME HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST WITH CLEANUP AND RECOVERY EFFORTS AS A RESULT OF RECENT STORMS AND FLOODING.

Carbondale, IL – THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IS GETTING SOME HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST WITH CLEANUP AND RECOVERY EFFORTS AS A RESULT OF RECENT STORMS AND FLOODING.
ILLINOIS HAS RECEIVED A THREE-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FROM THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO CREATE APPROXIMATELY 200 TEMPORARY JOBS IN THE CLEANUP AND RECOVERY PROCESS. EMPLOYMENT MAY LAST UP TO SIX MONTHS.
FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER AND OTHER TYPES OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR DISASTER VICTIMS, INCLUDING WORK ON THE HOMES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FEDERALLY FUNDED WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM.
STARTING JULY 7TH, INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO BE A PART OF THE PROGRAM SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL ILLINOIS WORK-NET CENTER IN THE IMPACTED AREAS OR GO ON-LINE AT ILLINOIS-WORK-NET-DOT-COM.
A DISASTER RECOVER CENTER IS LOCATED AT PARKVIEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LAWRENCEVILLE.