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Flood Recovery Grants Available for Individuals & Families

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People who live in Rock Island and Scott counties may now apply for grants to help them recover from this year's flood.

The Quad Cities Community Foundation says $25,000 is now available for individuals and families to apply for financial assistance.

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Kelly Thompson, Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Initiatives, Quad Cities Community Foundation

Kelly Thompson, from the foundation, says so far, people, companies, and other groups have donated a total of $120,000 to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund.
 
Those who want to apply for a disaster recovery grant must work with case managers from the Red Cross, Project NOW, or Community Action of Eastern Iowa.  
 
Up to 200 households in Rock Island County have been affected by the flooding, and up to 800 in Scott County.

 
Thompson says individuals and families may receive $300 to $1,000 dollars per household to pay for emergency needs related to the flood. 

To support Davenport businesses affected by the flood, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Davenport Partnership will host Floodfest at the River Center on Friday. 

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