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Michigan to Share Cost of Matching Funds for Flood Recovery

Michigan to Share Cost of Matching Funds for Flood Recovery

Created: September 07, 2018 10:49 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state of Michigan plans to help share the cost of providing matching funds for federal disaster relief to communities in the Upper Peninsula affected by severe flooding in June.

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Gov. Rick Snyder's office announced Friday that he's authorized the state to match about $3.7 million of the 25 percent of matching funds local grant recipients are required to pay under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program.

Snyder earlier declared a state of disaster for Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties due to the flooding. A presidential disaster declaration was also declared.

A preliminary damage assessment determined public agencies in the counties sustained more than $29.8 million in damages eligible for public assistance relief. State and local grant recipients are responsible for matching 25 percent, or about $7.4 million.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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