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FEMA Grants Available for Home Elevation

MANTEO — Year-round residents of Dare County’s unincorporated areas whose homes have repeatedly flooded may be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency grants to elevate their homes.

The Dare County Planning Department recently announced that it will host a meeting about applying to the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Room 168 of the county administration building in Manteo.

The program provides funding to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Applications are to be accepted at the meeting or residents can get an application by contacting Dare County Planning Director Donna Creef at 252-475-5873 or email

All applications must be received by the close of business on May 24, 2019. Dare County will submit applications to the State of North Carolina and FEMA for review and evaluation. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of funding.

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