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Governor Snyder Will Seek More Federal Aid...

Posted: 2:30 PM, Jan 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-23 14:31:31-05

Lansing, MI - Now that President Obama has rejected an appeal from Governor Rick Snyder to declare Flint a federal disaster area, the Governor plans to move forward and ask for more money through programs allowed under the current emergency declaration.

The Individuals and Households Program provides housing assistance, replacement of personal property, and money for emergency protective measures.

The Governor released a statement Friday night. It says: “I want to continue working to obtain additional federal resources for the people of Flint. These programs could help immensely as we work together on continued solutions to problems created by a failure of government at the state, local and federal levels. Just as our state Legislature is working to quickly approve funding for increased clean water resources and improved public health care in Flint, we are hoping for continued support from the federal government and Michigan’s Congressional delegation.”