Village of Whitesboro business enterprise entrepreneurs have until eventually Wednesday, Jan. 6, to submit purposes of intent to seek out funding for companies that have been decimated because of to repeated flooding, Mayor Robert Friedlander said in a statement.
“The modern venture that was sponsored by the city of Whitestown that secured $20 million in funding for residential assets acquisition in the Village is a enormous get for citizens that have ongoing to go through the outcomes of the repeated flooding,” Friedlander stated in a assertion. “We are wanting to retain the good momentum likely by pursuing reduction for businesses.”
The money sought are element of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Software, with this particular grant aimed at residence acquisition of parts that are greatly impacted by flood occasions.
This funding is not linked with the $20 million in federal funding set aside for assets buyouts for Whitesboro and Whitestown residents affected by flooding alongside the Sauquoit Creek.
“With $20 million by now secured for home owners, we had to obtain a way to assist the tiny firms that have endured as nicely,” Friedlander mentioned. “(There is) $3.7 million to be awarded and disbursed statewide (so this) will make this grant extremely aggressive, but there is no way that we had been going to let that deter us from going right after it.”
The village board has retained the MRB Group to make improvements to its possibilities of possessing the software granted, Friedlander claimed.
Friedlander stated the MRB Group is a Rochester agency that specializes in grant study, producing, and administration. The business has secured more than $50 million on behalf of their consumers in the very last two yrs, the mayor added.
Any corporations needing additional information are instructed to call the village place of work at 315-736-1613.
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