JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The U.S. Department of Labor says it's giving a $2 million grant to assist Mississippi with cleanup and recovery efforts from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding.
Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris made the announcement in a news release Monday.
The funds are being awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to create temporary jobs that support storm recovery efforts.
In the aftermath of storms that hit Mississippi in February, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared several counties eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program.
The state plans to target Forrest and Lamar counties for assistance under this grant.