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County to get summer flood grant

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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Authorities have been notified Pierce County will get the first of what they hope will be three grants to pay for Aug. 13 flash flood damage.

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The grant of up to $392,000 will help repair homes and public facilities such as roads and culverts, said Gary Brown, the county's emergency management director.

Following August rains, the county board issued a disaster proclamation for a large part of the county from Ellsworth to the east edge of the county. Most damage was in the Plum City and Elmwood areas.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) emergency assistance funding through the Department of Commerce is divided this way: $123,700 for housing assistance, $250,000 for public facilities reimbursement and $18,300 for administrative expenses.

The housing assistance is for private homes. The money is available to people whose incomes are considered "low" or "moderate."

For more please read the Nov. 18 print version of the Herald.

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