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Published June 26, 2012, 10:21 AM

Minot releases plan for using federal flood grants

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The city of Minot has released a proposal for using nearly $68 million in federal disaster recovery grant money.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The city of Minot has released a proposal for using nearly $68 million in federal disaster recovery grant money.

The community development money to help the city recover from historic Souris River flooding last summer is through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD requires that the majority of project activities benefit low- to moderate-income people and families and bars the city from giving cash payments directly to residents.

Minot's plan includes such measures as repairing downtown infrastructure; developing housing; and buying or helping reconstruct or rehabilitate flooded properties.

A public hearing on the proposal is planned Thursday night at City Hall. The city is required to take public comments and then submit a plan to HUD no later than July 23.

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