U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today allocated more than $125 million to the State of Missouri, including more than $113 million directly to the City of Joplin, to help these communities recover from severe storms and a devastating tornado in 2011. These grants are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need.’ The State of Missouri will receive $11,844,000 to support long-term recovery activities in the hardest-hit areas following severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in the spring of 2011. In addition, the City of Joplin will receive $113,276,000 directly from HUD to support its efforts to recover from a devastating tornado in May of 2011. The funding announced today supplements the nearly $54 million HUD allocated in January of 2012.
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