(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Town of Colebrook will receive $1,397,600 from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to repair flood damage. The funding will help repair damaged retaining walls, stabilize the town's industrial park, and help encourage economic development.
"I'm pleased that this funding will help Colebrook get back on its feet after the devastating flooding of 2008," said Shaheen. "More work needs to be done to spur economic development in the North Country, but this is an important step for Colebrook that will help encourage growth."
In 2008, Colebrook was devastated by flooding of the Connecticut and Mohawk rivers, and this funding will help protect the town's infrastructure and support existing businesses. The grant, which was made possible through the Economic Development Administration's Disaster Recovery Project, is projected to help retain 38 jobs in Colebrook.