Birmingham's city council has approved more grant money for homeowners affected by the April 27th tornadoes, but not all the measures were approved today.
The Birmingham City Council approved five resolutions. The approved funds ranged from $5,000 to $55,000, in all totaling about $130,000. The money will be used by homeowners whose property was damaged in the April 27th storms.
The grant program was set up by Mayor William Bell and the council to give these homeowners extra assistance beyond any FEMA money they may receive. Originally, we expected 7 homeowners to be awarded the grants, but two of the resolutions were withdrawn today.
According to City Councilor Jonathan Austin, that move was made because the city's community development director wanted to add more information to those two resolutions.
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