The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday a $10 million National Emergency Grant to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts in the wake of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama last month.
"The scenes of devastation in Alabama are heartbreaking," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "[Wednesday]'s grant will help the people of Alabama get back on their feet. I am pleased that my department has the opportunity to offer assistance to clean up and repair the affected communities."
The funds are being awarded to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and will be used to create temporary jobs to assist in recovery efforts.