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USDA to give $150 million to aid communities

The United States Department of Agriculture is providing $150 million in disaster grants through its agencies community facilities program.

FEMA has issued three major disaster declarations for Kansas this year: for storms, straight-line winds, and flooding Feb. 24; for tornadoes and flooding May 29; and for severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides and mudslides on June 19. Nearly 71 of the state’s counties, including Marion, are eligible major disaster declarations.

Cities, public bodies and nonprofit organizations with populations of fewer than 20,000 are eligible for funding.

Grant applications are being accepted at USDA’s Rural Development offices until funding is exhausted. Smaller communities with the lowest household incomes are eligible for more funding.

Last modified Oct. 10, 2019