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House Democrats serving on the Rebuild Iowa and Disaster Recovery Committee outlined a new $100 million aid package at the Statehouse today. The package is designed to help flood ravaged communities rebuild homes, businesses, and public buildings.

“We know many communities across Iowa are still putting the pieces back together after last summer’s devastating floods and storms. As chair of the Rebuild Iowa and Disaster Recovery Committee, it is my goal to prioritize state recovery efforts and help communities rebuild stronger than before,” said State Representative Tom Schueller of Maquoketa.

The $100 million recovery package includes:

· $20 million for flood prevention projects

· $12.5 million for home buyouts

· $5 million for day care re-location

· $5 million for non-profit restoration

· $9.5 million for multi-family housing projects

· $14 million for storm water drainage projects

· $15 million for cultural and historical projects

· $6 million for soil conservation and water retention efforts

· $1.5 million in low-interest loans to prevent soil erosion

· $795,500 for agriculture land management and hydrology study

· $1.3 million for Iowa Flood Center

· $5 million for parks, green space, and recreation repairs