Call for applications are invited at Flood Recovery Grant Program. A $30 million-grant program for communities and businesses in New York is now accepting grant applications, Empire State Development and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced recently.
The $9 million Flood Mitigation Grant Program will be made available to counties through DEC and ESD. Eligible counties can also apply for a grant for projects within their boundaries in order to reduce potential threats to private and public infrastructure. This funding can also be used as non-federal match to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program.
The program comprise two components $21 million through the Business Flood Recovery Grant Program to be directed to eligible entities which sustained direct, physical flood-related damage and $9 million through the Flood Mitigation Grant Program to be used to support flood mitigation or flood control projects in waterways impacted by the record-breaking storms.
Empire State Development (ESD) will administer the $21 million Business Flood Recovery Grant Program, which will offer grants of up to $20,000 for eligible small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings, and not-for-profits which sustained flood-related damage in Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Funding is geared to enable compensate the costs of storm-related repairs and restoration of structures not covered by other federal, state or local recovery programs.
The deadline for the application is March 16, 2012.
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