Flood recovery grants awarded to Ramsey and Renville Counties
Posted on 6/1/2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cecily Fong
June 1, 2012
Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) announced today it has awarded two flood recovery grants totaling nearly $180,000.
NDDES has awarded grants of $80,493 to Ramsey County Emergency Management and $99,275 to Renville County. Both grants will be used to refurbish flood damaged homes and to help area communities retain homeowners. In addition, Ramsey County will use a portion of its grant award to replace damaged septic systems.
"These grants are part of our on-going commitment to help rebuild homes damaged in the flood events of 2011," Gov. Dalrymple said.
Last year, the Legislature authorized the Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant program and appropriated $10 million to help North Dakota homeowners cover the costs of repairing flood-damaged homes. The funds also can be used for home demolition projects when homeowners remain in their communities.
NDDES has already awarded $3.6 million in Housing Rehabilitation grants for drywall, flooring and other building materials to be installed by Hope Village volunteers as well as private homeowners in the Minot area.
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The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities. It administers federal disaster recovery programs and the Homeland Security Grant Program.