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State of TN receives $13 million grant for storm recovery

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TENNESSEE (WRCB) -- The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wednesday Tennessee would receive more than $13 million to help with recovery efforts from the 2011 storms.

Nine states in total received grants as part of HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of ‘unmet need.'

The State of Tennessee received $13,810,000. Shelby County, additionally, received $7,464,000.

HUD's CDBG-Disaster Recovery grants are intended to confront housing, business and infrastructure needs beyond those addressed by other forms of public and private assistance.

"HUD is continuing to work closely with state and local partners to help them realize a locally driven vision for restoring and rebuilding housing, infrastructure, and businesses that have been affected," says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

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