Dalrymple Announces Flood Recovery Grant for McHenry County
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that the state has awarded a grant of $252,213 to help residents in McHenry County rehabilitate flood-damaged homes.
“These grants help us address some of the most pressing needs in the wake of last year’s historic flooding,” Dalrymple said. “The state will continue working with residents and local officials for long-term flood recovery.”
The Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant will be available to McHenry County residents who need assistance in covering the costs of rebuilding homes damaged by 2011 flood events. The funding also can be used to pay a portion of closing costs for homeowners who purchased new housing because they were not able to remain in their flood-damaged homes.
Last year, the Legislature authorized the Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant program and appropriated $10 million to help North Dakota homeowners cover the costs of repairing flood-damaged homes. The funds also can be used for home demolition projects when homeowners remain in their communities. To date, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has awarded nearly $5.3 million in Housing Rehabilitation grants.
Flood-impacted homeowners in McHenry County are encouraged to apply for funding. Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant applications are available at: www.sourisbasin.org. For more information, contact:
Souris Basin Planning Council
925 20th Ave SW
P.O. Box 2024
Minot, ND 58702-2024