Vermont to Receive $1.1m in Flood Grants

Dec 13, 2012

Vermont communities and businesses are receiving $1.1 million in flood recovery grants.

The awards announced Thursday by Governor Peter Shumlin represent the second round of funding made available from $21.7 million in community development block grant disaster recovery funds. They were allocated to the state from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development following Tropical Storm Irene.

The awards will assist the village and town of Waterbury repair a damaged sewage pump station and plan for the development of a multi-use recreation trail connecting the downtown to little river state park.

Also, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and Springfield Regional Development Corporation have partnered to use $1 million for grants and loans targeted to businesses still struggling to pay for damages or losses in southern Windsor and Windham counties.

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