Vermont Wins Federal Disaster Declaration for Seven Counties

The counties of Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orleans received Federal disaster designation earlier this week from the widespread Spring flooding the Burlington Free Press Reports. Washington, Caledonia and Windham counties still have applications pending.

The Free Press writes “The declaration offers the possibility of grants and loans to individuals, and loans to businesses. Local governments will also be eligible to receive 75 percent federal funding for public infrastructure damage, with the state paying a portion of the remaining 25 percent.”

Residents should apply for aid as soon as possible. Read the complete article here.

Use these resources for more information on how to apply for assistance and to see what qualities for aid:

Please pass this information on to those affected by this spring’s flooding.

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