Breakdown of how disaster relief would be spent

Here is how disaster-relief funding would be spent under a bill Minnesota legislators will debate Friday:

– $25 million, government infrastructure repair to match federal funds.

– $500,000, debris removal and disposal.

– $79 million, repair state and local roads and bridges.

– $15 million, economic development grants.

– $6 million, public facilities grants.

– $12.7 million, housing repair loans and temporary housing.

– $250,000, historic preservation.

– $6.9 million, repair Department of Natural Resources flood damage.

– $10 million, buy or relocate buildings damaged or threatened by flood.

– $2 million, debris removal from public waters.

– $12.5 million, conservation, water quality and erosion work.

– $600,000, agriculture needs.

– $761,000, compensate schools that lose students due to floods and to repair facilities.

– $565,000, Health Department costs.

– $100,000, fix buildings involved in petroleum tank releases.

– $101,000, cost to sell bonds.

– $5.8 million, wind damage in seven northern Minnesota counties.

– $994,000, reforestation after wind damage.

– $1 million, compensate for lost timber sales revenue.

Funds would come from a combination of the state selling bonds and money already in state accounts.

Other provisions in the bill:

– Extend Lake Superior Zoo deadline to June 30, 2015, to spend bond funds approved in previous years.

– Provide aid to cities that lose property taxes due to floods.

– Give some property owners affected by floods longer to pay property taxes.

– Require much of the loan repayment money to be put into accounts to be used in future disasters.

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