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
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.
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.