CUOMO ANNOUNCES $11.6 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR COMMUNITIES
WASHINGTON -- Secretary Andrew Cuomo today announced $11.6
million in grants to communities in California under the new
Department of Housing and Urban Development Disaster Recovery
IN CALIFORNIA UNDER NEW HUD DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM
The grants will help the communities recover from severe
rainstorms and flooding that struck California in January.
The grants were authorized under disaster relief legislation
signed into law by President Clinton in June.
"No amount of money can erase the terrible devastation caused
by storms and flooding in California, but this assistance can help
speed recovery efforts to create stronger and better communities,"
Cuomo said. "The Clinton Administration and all Americans stand
with the people of California in our determination to rebuild from
the damage caused by this disaster as completely and quickly as
Funds under the new HUD Disaster Recovery Program can be used
for long-term recovery efforts, property buyouts, relocations and
efforts to prevent future flood damage. The program will give
communities great flexibility in meeting local needs quickly.
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