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Snyder: State to cover entire matching funds for UP June flooding


October 6, 2018

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has authorized additional money to cover up to $7.4 million in matching funds Upper Peninsula grant recipients are required to pay under the Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance program.

June floods caused significant damage to portions of Gogebic, Houghton and Menominee counties.

A preliminary damage assessment determined that public agencies in the three counties sustained nearly $30 million in damages that are eligible for public assistance relief.

Local agencies must match 25 percent of FEMA funds made available. Previously, Snyder...

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