CDBG TO GRANT CO & BOSCOBEL FOR FLOODING

Grant County and the City of Boscobel

will be getting Community Development

Block Grant money to help local residents

pay for flood damage from this Summer,

to homes in the county and in Boscobel.

According to Grant County Emergency

Management Director Steve Braun,

Grant County will receive just under

$500,000 in emergency funds, while the

City of Boscobel will be receiving $500,000.

The money is being awarded through the

State Department of  Administration.

To receive funding, residents must be

income eligible, with a total household

income that’s less than 80% of the county

median income. For a four-person household,

the maximum income to be eligible is $46,900

or less.

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Several types of repairs are eligible for

funding from the grants. That would include

repairs to damaged foundations, floors,

walls, roofs, and basic structural components

of a residence.

Also eligible are repairs to furnaces, water

heaters, electrical, plumbing, smoke alarms,

damaged wells and septic systems…repair and

replacement of damaged weatherization,

siding, steps, and walkways. In addition,

repairs to badly washed-out driveways,

grading, filling, and measures to make

the home decent, safe, sound and sanitary

are covered. Money can also be used to

help with acquisition, demolition, and

replacement of homes that are badly

damaged and can’t be repaired.

If you’ve already had the work done,

you can receive reimbursement if you

provide documentation of the damage

and applicable receipts.

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Applications will be available on-line

at grant county e-m – dot – com,

(grantcountyem.com), by the end of

this week. You’ll also be able to pick-up

an application during normal business

hours at the city and village halls in

Boscobel, Blue River, Muscoda, Montfort,

Fennimore, Patch Grove, Bloomington,

Mount Hope and Bagley. If you have

questions, call the Grant County Emergency

Management Office at 723-7171.

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