Flood Damage? Vermont Department of Labor is here to help
Wednesday, August 24 - 8:45 a.m. - Governor Shumlin understands that many Vermont businesses were affected by the flooding that occured this past spring, but were unable to recieve enough assistance from FEMA. Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan is working with her Department to provide assistance to public and private non-profit organizations affected by flood damage.
Are you a Public or a Private Non-Profit organization that was affected by the flood disaster in April and May? Could you use an extra set of hands to assist you in the clean-up and restoration caused by the severe storms and flood damage?
If your answer is “YES”, then contact the Vermont Department of Labor. We can provide workers at no cost to you, to assist in the clean up and restoration of your facilities. The funding for these workers is provided through a National Emergency Disaster Grant.
We have ready and willing workers available to assist you, but we need your help in identifying worksites and work projects. If you meet the criteria as a public or private non-profit organization and are located within the following counties you may be eligible for assistance through this grant. The counties include Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington Counties.
Contact Rose Lucenti at the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4271 for more information or to obtain an application.
- Worksites will be limited to Public and/or Private Non-Profit facilities
- Highest priority will be given to public facilities which have been most severely damaged the floods.
- The second priority will be given to private non-profit facilities which have the highest impact on providing needed temporary services and/or restoring public services, etc.
TYPES OF WORKSITES -- Worksites may be established where authorized clean-up, restoration, and service (humanitarian) activities are performed related to the covered disaster.
- The purpose of the temporary jobs is to restore the public infrastructure and services so that regular business and employment activities can be resumed.
- To work on projects that provides humanitarian assistance to victims of the disaster.
- Examples of worksites include: bike paths, State parks, fire and rescue facilities, health centers, municipal facilities, etc.
LOCATION OF WORKSITES -- Worksites must be located in one of the eight counties covered by a FEMA declaration eligible for public assistance, which include Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington Counties. NOTE: August 16th Orange and Caledonia counties were added to the list.
How to Apply:
Complete a Worksite application:
- To obtain an application or information, please call Linda Bates at Department of Labor 802-652-0324
- Remember there are Vermonters ready and willing to work…