A new bipartisan bill aims to help communities deal with the costs of natural disasters. Co-author of the bill, U-S Representative Angie Craig says the money could be put to a variety of uses…

“Like improving flood plane mapping, levy reconfiguration, and improving protection. This fund could also be used to invest in natural infrastructure such as wetlands, marshes, forests, riparian buffers, reconnected flood planes and reconnected backwater areas.”

The $100 million bill came about after a particularly severe flood season in the Midwest, prompting local mayors and community leaders in Craig’s district and throughout the Mississippi River basin to request assistance.