DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds was joined by lawmakers to announce a $15 million legislative-funding package for Fiscal Year 19. The governor also signed an Executive Order #4, which creates the Flood Recovery Advisory Board.
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“We have not forgotten Iowans and their families who are still suffering from the devastating flooding along the Missouri River. This critical funding will assist in flood-control infrastructure-repairs and immediate fixes for public-safety,” said Gov Reynolds. “The legislation spans levees, drainage-areas, and flood-control improvements, for individuals, businesses, and communities affected by this historic flooding.”
Executive Order #4 establishes a Flood Recovery Advisory Board, which is charged with assisting and coordinating a comprehensive recovery and rebuilding effort.
“The Advisory Board will strengthen partnerships across federal, state, and local governments along with private and nonprofit organizations to help rebuild Iowa communities. They will deliver an effective and efficient effort to further address the flooding natural disaster,” Gov Reynolds continued.
In addition to the $15 million legislative-funding package for FY '19, the governor asked the legislature to approve another $10 million for Fiscal Year '20 for the workforce-housing tax-credit to help accelerate housing-improvements in impacted areas.
Gov Reynolds was joined at the press conference by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Director Joyce Flynn.