Joplin receives $45.3 million HUD grant to rebuild after tornado

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 8:08 a.m. CDT; updated 9:23 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 12, 2012

JOPLIN — Joplin city officials officially received a $45.3 million federal grant to help the city recover from the destruction of the May 22, 2011 tornado.

The Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development was presented to the city on Thursday.

The Joplin Globe reported that the Joplin City Council has already approved plans for the money. Those plans include $12.75 million to build single-family homes; $9 million for mixed-income multifamily housing; and $5.4 million to restore the city's Union Depot.

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