Greenville competing for disaster funds

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The City of Greenville is getting into a competition for a grant to help to improve areas once devastated by the 2011 flood.

Since June of 2014, the Rockefeller Foundation and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have offered a program focusing on strengthening long-term resilience rather than rebuilding alone.

Mayor John Cox tells the Delta Democrat-Times (http://bit.ly/1hQqfpK ) that the city is working with the Mississippi Development Authority on the application.

About $1 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds are available to areas that experienced a presidential-declared disaster in 2011, 2012 or 2013.

If the city receives the about $107 million it is seeking, Cox says the money will go for housing relocations and renovations, port expansion, the sewer rehab project, city drainage and recreational projects.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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