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Associated Press, Published September 18 2012

ND Emergency Services awards flood recovery grants

BISMARCK — The state Department of Emergency Services says it has awarded flood recovery grants for a pair of eastern North Dakota counties, totaling more than $154,000.

The grants are for $93,092 to Barnes County and $61,711 to Richland County. The money is designated to refurbish flood damaged homes and will be administered jointly by Lutheran Social Services disaster response and the long-term recovery committees in each county.

Last year the state Legislature set aside $10 million for a program to help homeowners cover the costs of repairing flood-damaged homes.

The funds also can be used for home demolition projects when homeowners remain in their communities.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.