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Grant Awarded To Hire Dislocated Workers For Sandy Recovery

Published: November 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

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Grant Awarded To Hire Dislocated Workers For Sandy Recovery

HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced November 16 that the US Department of Labor has awarded the State of Connecticut a $1.8 million grant to create about 120 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts resulting from the impact of Superstorm Sandy.

“In addition to hiring those who have been dislocated, this is funding that can be put to use immediately to help Connecticut rebuild in the wake of this devastating storm,” Gov Malloy said. “This is another example of why these types of emergency programs are needed, and I thank the Department of Labor and FEMA for their assistance in helping our state recover from Sandy.”

The funding comes through a National Emergency Grant and may be used to provide temporary employment on projects to assist with cleanup, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands within affected communities, as well as to deliver humanitarian aid and safety assistance, as needed.


“These temporary workers may be on the job for approximately 20 weeks,” explained Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Sharon Palmer. “Coordination of activities with FEMA and state and county emergency management operations will occur at the local level and will facilitate the supervision of workers at the various project sites.”


Recruitment will become available through the CTDOL, the coordinating agency for the grant.


On October 30, President Obama approved a major disaster declaration in Connecticut for Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.


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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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