New York Senate Passes Bill Creating New Grant for Communities Impacted by Flood Damage

Albany, New York -

Senators in New York passed a bill that creates a $55 million grant program to help those affected by spring flooding.


The Great Lakes Flood Recovery Grant Program helps businesses and individuals whose property along Lake Champlain and the Saint Lawrence River sustained damage.


Senator Betty Little said, “they deserve the support of their government to recover financially and to mitigate the emotional toll as well.”


The historically wet spring resulted in serious flood damage along Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River. Property has eroded and houses have sustained damage. Businesses have faced disruption as well.


The grant will allow the state to free up financial resources to flow to businesses, farms, homeowners, not-for-profit corporations and municipalities.


The bill is now in the assembly.


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