BISMARCK, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has awarded a grant of $21,465 to help residents on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation establish new housing for residents impacted by 2011 flooding.
The flood recovery grant will help cover the costs of developing infrastructure for mobile homes made available for residents displaced by flooding. The funds will offset costs to provide electricity, foundation skirting, and other costs associated with preparing six mobile homes for occupation.
The Department of Emergency Services has awarded $10 million, the total funds available through the state's Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant program, to help North Dakota homeowners cover the costs of repairing and relocating flood-damaged homes. The funds have also been used for home demolition projects. The Legislature authorized the grant program last year.
The funding assisted residents impacted by flooding in Ward, Burleigh, Morton, McHenry, Barnes, Benson, Ramsey, Renville and Richland counties as well as Spirit Lake Nation.