UI tries to get FEMA funding for Museum of Art


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The University of Iowa is trying again to receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the damage done to the Museum of Art during the 2008 floods. Originally, FEMA did not provide the university funding because they felt there was not enough damage.

Now, the University of Iowa is hoping that FEMA will repeal their decision on the grounds that the museum is unable to insure the art in the former building because of its location on the Iowa River.

The funding would go towards a replacement building.

For more information, read The Gazette’s article here.

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