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Governor Doyle Announces $61.3 Million in Flood Relief for 62 Communities

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2010
Contact: Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661
Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162

MADISON - Governor Jim Doyle announced today that 62 Wisconsin communities will receive $61.3 million to fund 122 projects from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund long-term disaster recovery through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The emergency funding will support Wisconsin's long-term recovery from the 2008 floods.

"Wisconsin's people and businesses have shown spirit and determination in rebuilding their communities as we continue to recover from the severe floods of 2008," Governor Doyle said. "We have been working hard to secure as much federal assistance as possible to undertake the hard work of complete recovery. I am proud to announce $61 million in additional federal funding to help communities across the state."

After the June 2008 flooding, Governor Doyle declared a state of emergency in 31 counties. Since 2008, Wisconsin has received $124.3 million in flood relief from HUD. The funds must be used to support flood recovery and each activity must meet a national objective, either to benefit low or moderate income households or to address an urgent local need.

For a list of communities and their projects, visit http://commerce.wi.gov/NEWS/releases/2010/081-FloodProjects.pdf.

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