Alabama has up to $8 million to help families repair or replace homes that were destroyed by tornadoes that hit central Alabama in April 2011. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs says money is from a federal grant. Owners of single-family homes can receive up to $25,000 each.
The Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, the Community Services Program of West Alabama, and the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama - will take applications. Officials with the agencies say the money can help people who didn't know how to access aid immediately after the killer tornadoes and people who had insufficient insurance to rebuild or repair.