Fed hands out $100 million to Illinoisans hurt by flooding

Representatives from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s office say the federal government has handed out more than $100 million in grants to Illinois residents affected by April’s flooding.

State workers say that more than 38,000 residents have been helped out from the federal assistance. The flooding has to have occurred from the storms in April. All Illinois residents are encouraged to apply in Rock Island, Bureau, Henderson, Henry, and Knox Counties. To apply, click here.

Low income residents have until 1 p.m. Friday to apply for aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or (SNAP). This is separate from the federal help noted above. A one person household can only take in $1,549 a month to be eligible. A two person family can make $1,879 a month to be eligible. Residents must show that they have not been reimbursed for the cleanup in their houses.

The same five counties on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities apply for this aid. People have to apply for the aid in person at their county’s Family Community Resource Center.

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