$20K grants available for Montgomery County tornado victims

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Victims of the Memorial Day tornadoes are urged to apply by the end of the year for  approximately $1 million in grants available to help with repairs or construct or buy a new home.

A new round of funding will be available for survivors again next year, but the funds from this year will no be available if they aren’t used by Dec. 31.

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“While we have access to this funding for several years from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, the money does not roll over,” Brianna Wooten, director of communications for Montgomery County.  “This year, we have more than $1 million dollars left to be used from this program.”

Montgomery County homeowners can apply to up to $20,000. Up to $5,000 is available for renters.

The grants are provided through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, according to the Montgomery County Long-Term Recovery Group.

The funding does not rollover into the new year, so residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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Applications must be submitted by Dec. 31 for the 2019 grant funds.

Anyone interested in applying should call the United Way’s HelpLink at 211.