MONTPELIER ó The federal government has approved the stateís request for $373,000 in additional funding for a case management program helping individuals and families still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene.
The money will be used to hire three construction cost estimators to coordinate construction work needed for remaining home repair projects. The coordinators will be hired through the Central Vermont Community Action Council, lead provider agency for the Disaster Case Management Program, and assigned to long-term recovery committees around the state.
Together with $255,000 of state money pending legislative approval in the Budget Adjustment Act for additional construction and volunteer coordinators, this money will help accelerate work on an estimated 250 remaining rebuilding and repair cases.
Under the original grant, CVCAC has employed a construction analyst who has coordinated and managed resources available at the state level that might not otherwise have reached the local client level without his intervention.
The supplemental Federal Emergency Management Agency funding will also be used by CVCAC to employ an additional data clerk to support the case managers so they can focus on the often intensive work with clients.MORE IN Central Vermont
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