Federal grant for temp jobs in Ike's wake

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The funding announced Wednesday will create about 600 temporary jobs to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts from Ike, which struck Southeast Texas on Sept. 13.

Gov. Rick Perry says the money, administered through the Texas Workforce Commission, will help people support their families as they begin rebuilding their homes and lives.

The grant can be used for wages and benefits to eligible temporary job participants in: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Washington counties.

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