Gov. Pence Requests Grant Funding To Clean Up Flood Damage
Governor Mike Pence wants federal aid for 19 counties affected by flooding that swept through Indiana earlier this summer.
If granted, the governor’s request would provide FEMA grants to governments and some non-profit organizations in the 19 counties – most of which are in northeast and southeast parts of the state.
The grants would pay up to 75-percent of expenses to, for example, repair damage to roads, bridges and utilities. It could also be used for debris removal and traffic control.
The governor’s office notes that the state can request more counties be added later on.
Indiana previously secured Department of Agriculture aid to make up for crop damage sustained throughout nearly the entire state.