(CBS Detroit) — Michigan received $86 million in disaster recovery funds related to the severe weather and flooding in June 2021.
Michigan is one of 13 states receiving funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday. The city of Detroit received a majority of the funds, about $57.5 million, while the state received $12.1 million and Dearborn received $16.3 million.READ MORE: Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
“These disaster recovery funds will strengthen recovery efforts and improve long-term, inclusive resilience to future disasters and climate impacts,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Communities will have greater resources and focus to ensure equitable outcomes for underserved households that too often bear the brunt of climate-related disasters. With these funds, we are sending a strong message that equity and forward-looking mitigation are priorities of HUD and this administration’s disaster recovery work.”READ MORE: AAA Offers 'Tow To Go' Program During Memorial Day Weekend
According to a report from The Detroit News, Mayor Mike Duggan said some of the funds will go to permanent protection in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
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