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USDA grants available for repair from severe storms

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Minnesota State Director Colleen Landkamer has announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in 2022.

The grants are being made available through supplemental disaster funding under the Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant Program. Through this program, people may apply to receive grants of up to $40,675 directly from USDA to repair their homes.

Funds will be available until expended. They may be used to:

* pay for home repair expenses that were a result of a presidentally declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

* prepare a site for a manufactured home.

* relocate a manufactured home.

To be eligible:

* applicants must have household incomes that do not exceed the low-limits based on their household size and county.

* homes must be located in an eligible rural area..

Homes must be located in presidentially declared disaster areas. Residents in the following counties may be eligible for the funding:

Aitkin, Beltrami, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Itasca, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Morrison, Nobles, Norman, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine.

For more information on how to apply, contact your local Rural Development area office..

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