State gets $6 million for businesses affected by ’08 floods
Gov. Jim Doyle on Wednesday announced that Wisconsin has received $6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Community Development Block Grant Program. The money is for businesses affected by the June 2008 flooding. The application deadline is Jan. 7.
The Department of Commerce has already awarded $21 million for business assistance projects, including the flood proofing of the Falk/Rexnord facility in Milwaukee and the relocation of several businesses out of the flood plain in Gays Mills, according to a DOC news release.
Local governments that are located in a county that was declared a federal disaster area are eligible to apply for the money.
Applications are available at http://commerce.wi.gov/CD/docs/cd-boh-eap-app.doc.