HUD Announces $37-million In Disaster Aid in Oklahoma

Aug 30, 2013

Debris from the Moore tornado
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The city of Moore and state of Oklahoma will receive nearly $37 million in federal aid to help recover from the May and June tornadoes and storms that killed dozens of people and caused damage estimated at more than $1 billion.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday that Moore will receive $23.6 million for recovery efforts from the May 20 tornado and the state will receive $10.6 million for storms that occurred from May 18 to June 2.

The grants are provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant Program to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas with "unmet need."

The grants are intended to meet housing, business and infrastructure needs beyond those addressed by other forms of public and private assistance.