– Today, the entire Missouri congressional
delegation, including U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, and U.S.
Representatives Sam Graves, Blaine
Luetkemeyer, Emanuel Cleaver, II, Vicky Hartzler, Ann Wagner, Wm. Lacy Clay,
Billy Long, and Jason Smith, sent a letter
urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release
disaster relief funding to help Missouri communities rebuild houses,
businesses, and other public infrastructure damaged by recent weather events.
Funding for the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) was included in the disaster aid bill, which was
signed into law in June 2019.
“As you are aware,
Missouri has been devastated by historic flooding along the Missouri and
Mississippi River systems. Our constituents now face the difficult task of
rebuilding their homes, farms, schools, and businesses,” the delegation
wrote. “We ask that HUD coordinate with FEMA to ensure that CDBG – DR
funding be quickly and accurately disbursed to communities in need. Thank you
for your prompt attention to this matter.”