Bridgeport landowners may receive funding to restore land after hurricanes

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Some relief may be on the way for landowners in Bridgeport who saw their property damaged by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.

On Wednesday, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced that the United States Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service had been granted funding to help these landowners.

“I am pleased to know that our coastal homeowners are being offered this funding to provide options moving forward. The money will help homeowners who were severely impacted by the hurricanes and give them an alternative, rather than reside in the path of a future storm,” said Mayor Ganim.

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To be considered for the program, landowners must send completed applications by Oct. 10th to USDA-NRCS, 344 Merror Road, Tolland, Conn. 06084, Attn: Kristin Walker.

For more information, contact Green projects Manager Joe Gresko at Mayor Joe Ganim’s Office by calling 203-576-7201.

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