GALVESTON (Galveston County Daily News) – The city council has voted to spend $104 million of its $160 million federal Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds on its homeowners, awarding Massachusetts-based Camp, Dresser and McKee the management duties for the program.

The funds will be used to repair or rebuild an estimated 1,180 owner-occupied homes. A $7 million piece of the grant will be spent on repairing 280 rental properties.

Anyone can apply for repair assistance, but the city will give priority to residents who qualify as low- to moderate-income citizens.

Camp, Dresser and McKee will begin screening applications immediately, but construction is slated for spring. Under federal guidelines, all work will be completed within two years.