Formula funds: not applicable.
National Emergency Grants: (1) Louisiana Department of Employment and Training, $40,700,000, to hire individuals impacted by Hurricane Katrina in temporary jobs that: (a) worked on projects providing food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian assistance for disaster victims; (b) provide manpower to help the affected communities with demolition, cleaning, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed public structures, facilities and lands located within the disaster areas.
(2) Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, $2,890,474, for layoffs affecting approximately 1200 workers at Fleet Bank/Bank of America.
(3) District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, $950,000, to respond to the workforce development needs of employers, communities, and workers resulting from scheduled closures and realignments of military installations as a result of the approved actions for Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) in 2005.
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.