Colorado gets $110 million from transportation department for flood recovery
The flood recovery aid is part of the $450 million in emergency road repair funds that Colorado's congressional delegation secured for the state as part of bipartisan legislation passed in October.
"These new funds, awarded today, will bring our flood-damaged communities one step closer to full recovery," U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, said in a statement. "This $110 million will ensure communities from Lyons to Colorado Springs rebuild stronger and smarter."
Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, have worked with Gov. John Hickenlooper, state agencies and Congress to rebuild.
Udall and Bennet recently joined Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan to announce that Colorado received $62.8 million from the federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program.
Along with leading an effort to successfully lift the cap on the amount of emergency transportation resources Colorado could access to rebuild damaged infrastructure, the lawmakers also urged the President to quickly declare an emergency when flooding began.
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