Cordova has plans to use disaster money to rebuild

CORDOVA, Ala. (WIAT) – The city of Cordova is confident that it will get its proper share of recovery money to help rebuild.

The mayor and long-term recovery manager met with officials in Montgomery this week to go over funding plans.

The city is trying to get six to seven million dollars of the $49 million in disaster recovery funding that will soon be available.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs says if Cordova receives the money, it must be spent in 24 months.

The city’s grand plan includes a grocery store, which could cost $1.4 million.

That funding has already been approved by Governor Bentley.

Also on the list are a new police and fire station, which will cost an estimated $2.5, and financing for infrastructure to complete affordable housing in the downtown area.

Other plans include a new city hall, a senior center and a library.

Officials say all of the plans will be funded through disaster recovery funds, and tax payers will not be affected.

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