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Ottawa And Naplate Mayors Seeking Disaster-Relief Grant For Uninsured Homes

The North Central Illinois Council of Governments is working with the mayors of Ottawa and Naplate to secure a disaster-relief grant. 

They're seeking funds from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to cover repairs to homes damaged in the February 28 tornado that hit the two municipalities. The Ottawa Times reports that at least 10 to 12 homes are either uninsured or underinsured, and both mayors need to fully document the necessary funds for repair and the homes that are damaged. 

Qualifying residents are being asked to complete a one-page survey and provide proof of ownership and income. There is no time limit for homeowners to provide information, but officials warn there may not be money left if their request is submitted late. 

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