Whitesboro Receives $3.7 Million Grant For Halloween Flood Victims


VILLAGE OF WHITESBORO, NY.Y. (WUTR-TV) — In late August, the Village of Whitesboro received a $3.7 million grant through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. This will help residents and businesses who suffered a loss from last year’s Halloween flood.

“We want to make sure that we do our best to read through our due diligence and reach out to all of the businesses in the Whitesboro area that were impacted by the flood, so that we can direct our attention to apply for assistance for them with this grant.” Mayor Robert Friedlander, Village of Whitesboro

Businesses will have until Friday, September 18th to submit their information to the Village of Whitesboro to be considered for a buy-out.

“They explicit said they have to have the information back by the 30th and I don’t want to rush things out overnight on the 27th, the 28th, whatever the date, to find out we missed the boat. We’re stressing this. These businesses need to come forth now. If you’re impacted by the flood of Halloween last year and make sure that you’re on our list.” – Mayor Robert Friedlander, Village of Whitesboro

You can call, email or stop into their village office to submit your name and business information. Right now there aren’t any guidelines for which businesses and residents will receive funding. Mayor Friedlander says they’ll have those details after the letter of intent is submitted.

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