State submits $58.2 million flood relief plan with HUD

(Photo: Sal DeVincenzo)
<p>Residents and volunteers clear debris left from the Colorado floods two months ago.</p>
Photo: Jamestown truck buried
A pickup buried by flooding looks like it is suspended in air along Lower Main Street.

State officials are asking the federal government to review a $58.2 million flood relief plan that would help residents in communities damaged by the 2013 flood.

The Denver Post reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has 45 days to review the plan, which would fund rebuilding efforts including infrastructure, housing and economic development.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the plan Thursday as part of efforts to bring Community Development Block Grant funds to the state, which HUD requires be spent at least half on low and moderate income communities. The hardest-hit communities of Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties must receive 80 percent of the funds.

HUD has spent just under $262 million so far on recovery for the flood that caused $3 billion in losses.