INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Tuesday afternoon, Governor Mike Pence announced that more than $4.6 million in federal grants has been paid so far, to help the Hoosier state and local communities, recover from the snowstorm that hit Indiana January 5 – 9.
Local, county and state government and other organizations that provide public services will receive the funds.
“More than $4.6 million in disaster grants is positive news that will help to bring relief across the state,” said Governor Pence. “Like many states, almost a year ago Indiana started 2014 with a severe winter storm. While that storm is for many a distant memory, we at the state continue to work through this demanding process to make the most of the disaster funding opportunities available to communities in those 30 counties.”
Counties that have received reimbursements so far are: Allen, Blackford, Boone, Clay, Clinton, Fulton, Hamilton, Hendricks, Huntington, Jasper, Johnson, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, White and Whitley.
In all, 30 counties were granted federal public assistance and/or snow assistance. Public Assistance will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses and Snow Assistance will cover all eligible costs associated with snow removal for the 48-hour or 72-hour period with the highest costs.
Counties granted public assistance include: Allen, Blackford, Boone, Clay, Clinton, Fulton, Hamilton, Hendricks, Huntington, Jasper, Johnson, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble**, Owen*, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tipton, Vanderburgh*, Vigo, Wabash, White and Whitley**.
All counties in the previous list except Owen and Vanderburgh (designated by an asterisk) are receiving at least 48 hours of snow assistance. Noble and Whitley counties (designated by two asterisks) are being provided with 72 hours of snow assistance, because they exceeded 150 percent of their record snowfall.