State will seek resources through two programs under emergency declaration
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued the following statement after President Obama denied his appeal for a federal disaster declaration to aid Flint.
However, Snyder said that he will request that Obama reconsider awarding funds under two programs allowed under the emergency declaration: The Individuals and Households Program, which provides such things as housing assistance and replacement of personal property; and money for emergency protective measures.
“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.”
The state of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with the city of Flint, Genesee County, and local community organizations. For information about clean water resources available in Flint—such as bottled water, water filters, home testing kits, and replacement cartridges, please visit www.mi.gov/FlintWater. For information about donating or volunteering in Flint, please visit www.HelpForFlint.com.
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