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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Secretary Shaun Donovan Wednesday announced the allocation of nearly $120 million throughout the
State of Alabama to help communities in their recovery efforts from severe storms,
tornadoes and flooding in 2011.
The grants, part of $514 million
allocated among nine states nationwide, are provided through HUD's Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster
recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need.'
HUD will allocate $49,157,000 to the State of Alabama to
support long-term disaster recovery throughout the hardest-hit areas.
will also provide $43,932,000 directly to City of Tuscaloosa; $17,497,000 to
the City of Birmingham; and $9,142,000 to Jefferson County to recover from
severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in the Spring of 2011.
The funding announced today supplements the nearly $56 million HUD allocated
throughout Alabama in January of 2012.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Housing and Urban Development
1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801