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New Donations to Hope For Highlands:
Honey Suckle Lodge – $3500
Have approval for Irene grants, 10 – 12 properties for Irene
10 – 15 houses ready to be lifted Sandy.
Community Dev Grant; Should be available starting May 24th two grants 1)150k first received and $10k (there are some gotcha’s here, i.e. they can deduct any insurance, FEMA & SBA loans off the top of the $150k. They also indicated that there could be many pass throughs, meaning if they go through once an no one qualifies they could get less stringent on pass #2. Also, you have to use the states contractors.
Haz Mitigation Lift – Still time to get on could take 18 months
Solution Center – through Workforce Development GrantDPW –
Will be doing more informal assessments of existing homes to see where they are in the recovery process
Highlands applied for 12 Grants to get 90%(estimated) of reimbursement of we paid out for Sandy Recovery
FEMA sending in municipal assistance