disaster relief

Ionia County to receive funding for storm cleanup

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that Ionia and Wayne counties would receive additional funding in the form of grants to help with storm cleanup efforts after President Joe Biden approved the activation of the Public Assistance Program for the areas.

The successful request for additional funding comes after the governor appealed an initial denial from the federal government for assistance for these municipalities following heavy rainfall and flooding across Michigan in late June.