NY announced $30M in grants for flood aid

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.

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