Md. Congressional Delegation announces over $1.6 million in federal grants to create disaster relief jobs for dislocated workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the Maryland Congressional Delegation announced $1,665,000 in federal grants to help create temporary disaster relief jobs for laid off workers in the state.

We’re told that funding comes through the U.S. Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided $345 million nationwide through this program in response to record levels of unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Across Maryland, individuals have lost jobs, been furloughed, or suffered reduced hours, causing an economic crisis in addition to the public health emergency. At the same time, certain front-line industries have demand for additional capacity. These federal funds will help address these challenges head on,” said the delegation in a statement. “We will continue to work as a united delegation throughout this pandemic to support Marylanders in every way possible.”

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