DOL providing assistance grant to help with recovery in Houston
Our thoughts go out to all the CUE members who have employees in Texas.
As reported via Politico, the Labor Department today gave $10 million to the Texas Workforce Commission to aid recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
The money comes from the National Dislocated Worker Grant fund, and will help Texas “assess its workforce needs and assist with cleanup, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction activities,” DOL said in a statement. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta indicated more grants may be awarded in the coming days.
“An initial investment of $10 million will be provided to help Texas assess their workforce needs,” Acosta said. “The American workforce — along with our volunteers and first responders — is the greatest in the world. Together, we will recover and rebuild Southeast Texas. The Department of Labor is here to help ensure the safety and stability of Texans along the way.”
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposes a 50 percent cut to National Dislocated Worker Grants.
How can CUE members help?
As an organization, CUE made a donation to the American Red Cross to assist with the recovery in Houston. You can do the same here. You can use this link to find a local blood collection center where you can donate blood that is badly needed in Houston right now.
You can also donate to any to any of the following local Houston based charities, which are passed along by a CUE member who lives in Houston: a) Jewish Federation of Greater Houston b) American Red Cross Houston Texas c) Houston Food Bank d) Humane Society of Southeast Texas e) Habitat for Humanity