ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York state is announcing $30 million in grants for communities and businesses struck hard by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
State officials say $9 million will be available to counties with flood mitigation or flood control projects. Eligible projects include stream debris removal and culvert replacement.
Also, $21 million will be made available to businesses that sustained flood-related damage. The business grants will go toward storm-related repairs not covered by other federal, state or local recovery programs.
In both cases, preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate the greatest need.