As the disaster recovery response to Hurricane Sandy begins, the U.S. Department of Labor has mobilized to provide assistance and support to storm-damaged states.

On Nov. 1, the department awarded a National Emergency Grant of more than $15.5 million to assist New Jersey with cleanup and recovery efforts. The funds will assist the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in restoring public lands and infrastructure while also providing temporary work to those in need of employment.

For the latest information on grants, cleanup efforts, and recovery resources, visit the department’s Hurricane Recovery Assistance web page, which will be updated continuously.

 Learn about hurricane recovery assistance –

 Read the New Jersey emergency grant news release –

 Read OSHA’s East Coast safety and recovery guidance –