EASTON, Md. - Maryland will receive $19 million in federal funding to assist in the recovery effort for communities hardest hit by Super Storm Sandy last year.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced the funds would come through the Community Development Block Grant program. These funds follow a previous award of $8.6 million federal funding included in the Super Storm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill passed by the Senate in January.
As part of the agreement to receive the funds, the state will be required to develop and submit an action plan to HUD. This plan must describe the needs, strategies and planned uses of the funds. HUD will review and approve the action plans to ensure that funds will flow to areas of greatest need within the state.
This program's disaster funds are flexible aid for states and localities that can be used to address severely damaged housing, infrastructure, and assist with economic development in areas impacted by Sandy. With this most recent announcement, Maryland communities will have received more than $73.5 million in federal funds related to Super Storm Sandy.
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