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Souris River Basin officials submit application for millions in federal flood recovery money


MINOT, North Dakota — Souris River Basin officials have submitted an application detailing a five-pronged approach to disaster resilience that they hope will secure a top spot in a competition for nearly $1 billion in federal funds.

Minot, Ward County and the Souris River Joint Board together are competing against nearly 70 other applicants in the Housing and Urban Development's National Disaster Resiliency Competition. It aims to help communities continue recovery and enhance resilience for future disasters.

KXMC-TV ( ) reports the application from Souris River Basin officials is now available online and open for public comments. The proposal focuses on five areas including river management and affordable housing.

The competition's first phase requires communities to develop an outline. Applicants who make it into the second phase are eligible for up to $30 million.

Information from: KXMC-TV,

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