January 13, 2020
Funding Alert

State Launches Disaster Recovery Grant and Loan Programs to Help Local Governments
N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency Now Accepting Applications
From the NC Dept. of Public Safety - The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has opened a second application period for grants and zero-interest loans that are available to help local governments recovering from storms that hit the state during the past few years. 

Legislation signed by Governor Cooper on Nov. 18 directs $10 million in funding to NCORR for zero-interest loans to help local governments with recovery from hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian, and Tropical Storm Michael. The loans can be used for recovery-related expenses while waiting for reimbursement from various federal programs. The legislation also provides $5 million in local government grants to help communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian with expenses such as general operating support, debt service, disaster recovery capacity and other disaster recovery expenses not eligible for federal reimbursement. These new funds supplement $9 million in grant and loan funds for local governments that Governor Cooper signed into law on Sept. 19.

This is the second round of state recovery grants and loans offered by NCORR. Through a first round of funding, the agency awarded more than $22.4 million in grants and loans to 22 local governments that were struggling financially due to impacts from Hurricane Florence. The state is still awaiting notification from HUD on the availability of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funding for Hurricane Florence. To date, NC has spent more than $3.3 billion in state and federal funding to help survivors of hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

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Bridget Munger, NCORR, via EMAIL or via phone at 984-212-1052
Justin, Mid-Carolina Team, via EMAIL or via phone at 910-323-9330 ext. 33
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