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US Agency Awards Grant For Okla. Recovery Efforts

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding a grant for up to $10 million to help with cleanup efforts following severe storms and tornadoes that damaged parts of 5 counties over the past two weeks.

The National Emergency Grant announced Thursday will create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to help recover from storms that caused widespread damage across the state. The money is being awarded to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

A total of $5 million of the grant money will be released immediately. Additional money up to $10 million will become available if the state shows a need for more financial help.

The grant will target the same counties that the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared eligible for public assistance. The counties are Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie.

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