Gov. Jay Nixon today announced $137,541 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist the Holt County Levee District No. 15 with levee reconstruction. The award is part of a total funding package of $6.1 million in CDBG funding already announced by Gov. Nixon during 2012 to assist Missouri communities with flood recovery.
"Several Missouri counties endured devastating flooding during the spring and summer of 2011, and one year later, we continue to help local communities rebuild and restore," Gov. Nixon said. "This additional funding will help Holt County continue to repair its vital levee system that was damaged by the floods. From the very beginning, I said we would continue to stand with the communities that were hit by disasters through the entire recovery process. Today's announcement shows that commitment continues unabated."
The CDBG will assist Holt County Levee District Number 15 with 25 percent of its non-federal share of levee reconstruction. The levee was heavily damaged during the flooding of 2011. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is paying 75 percent of eligible costs. The CDBG amount also includes non-FEMA eligible activities such as engineering and administration.
Today's announcement is part of a total of $6.1 million in CDBG funding already announced by Gov. Nixon to assist Missouri communities with flood recovery during 2012. That total includes $4,090,000 to 10 levee districts in Buchanan, Carroll, Holt and Platte counties to help meet the costs associated with repairing and rebuilding levees; $594,812 for repairs in four drainage districts in Atchison County; and $1,497,118 to help nine cities and counties across Missouri repair critical infrastructure damaged by the floods, such as roads, bridges and sewer systems.