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Aid Deadline Extended

Governor Pat Quinn announced nearly 190 million dollars in federal grants and loans have been approved to date to help people and businesses in 35 counties recover after widespread flooding in April.  In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state’s request for a 15-day extension of the registration deadline. People who suffered damage or loss between April 16th and May 5th now have until August 8th to register for federal grants and loans.  Henry, Bureau, and Stark counties were among the 35 counties included in the federal disaster declaration.  Quinn also secured federal aid to help local governments in 40 counties recover most of their expenses for response and recovery from the April floods.  Bureau and Stark were among those 40 counties.  FEMA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency are currently assisting local governments with their applications for federal reimbursement of 75 percent of eligible flood-related expenses.

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