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State Seeks Florence Recovery Funds Input

The public can submit comments through 5 p.m. March 8 on how the state will use more than $500 million in federal funds to implement disaster recovery programs throughout areas impacted by the storm.

ReBuild NC is looking for feedback on the state’s draft action plan for administering $542 million in Hurricane Florence recovery funding provided to the state through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery, or CDBG-DR, program. The draft action plan is available for review on the Rebuild NC website. Printed copies of the draft plan are also available by calling 984-833-4344.

“This funding will make a tremendous difference for people whose lives were forever changed by Hurricane Florence,” said Gov. Roy Cooper in a statement. “I encourage North Carolinians in the impacted counties and beyond to submit their feedback on the plan so that we can provide the best possible recovery programs for storm survivors.”

Public comments can be submitted by email to publiccomments@rebuild.nc.gov or by U.S. Postal Service mail to: ReBuild NC, Attn: Florence Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, N.C. 27709.

ReBuild NC is the state’s long-term disaster recovery agency administered by the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency. In addition to assisting hurricane survivors with home repairs and reconstruction, the office administers programs that include resiliency, affordable housing, mitigation, buyout, and local government grants and loans.

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