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Published December 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

North Dakota flood assistance tops $150 million

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have reported that as of Dec. 22, state and federal assistance to North Dakotans for spring flooding response and recovering now totals more than $150 million in grants and loans.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have reported that as of Dec. 22, state and federal assistance to North Dakotans for spring flooding response and recovering now totals more than $150 million in grants and loans.

    Disaster aid awards include:

  • $80.6 million to local, state and tribal governments requesting assistance for debris cleanup, emergency measures and damage to public facilities.

  • $6.3 million paid by the state for its share in public assistance reimbursements.

  • $7.8 million in assistance to individuals and households affected by the disaster.

  • $1.2 million to individuals for disaster unemployment assistance.

  • $18.3 million in Small Business Administration low-interest federal disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations.

  • $35.7 million to responding federal agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife Service and Customs and Border Protection.

More than $15 million will be available to communities through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These funds can be used for projects that will minimize the impact of future disasters.

For more information, visit www.fema.gov or www.nd.gov/des.

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