Moorhead, MN -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Minnesota residents in 19 counties following flooding in June. Below is an update of activities to date:
In the six weeks since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration, FEMA has approved a total of $4,462,316 in Disaster Housing grants, which include temporary rental assistance for those whose homes have been severely damaged and funds to make essential repairs. At close of business on Thursday, 3,917 Minnesota residents affected by the flooding had applied for assistance. Below is a county-by-county breakdown of applicants and approved monies:
|Lake of the Woods||218||$158,696|
The seventeen Minnesota counties listed above are eligible for both individual and public assistance. Goodhue and Hubbard Counties are eligible for public assistance only. Public assistance allows local governments to apply for federal assistance to fund 75 percent of the approved costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairing, restoring or replacing damaged public facilities.
In addition, $724,141 has been approved ...