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DES MOINES, Iowa – Monday afternoon, Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with legislative leaders, announced a $15 million legislative funding package for Fiscal Year 19. Reynolds also signed an Executive Order #4, which creates the Flood Recovery Advisory Board.

“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,” Reynolds said. “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,” Reynolds added.

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.

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, Senate President Charles Schneider, House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Director Joyce Flynn joined Reynolds for Monday’s press conference.

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