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Feedback on Recovery Funds Requested

The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. Thursday on amendments to state action plans for communities impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence through the state Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR.

The additional public comment is requested on proposed amendments to three action plans for spending U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery and Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation funds in parts state impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence, according to officials.

The proposed amendments will simplify programs and spending across the grants, including more than $947 million in federal funding for homeowner disaster recovery, affordable housing, property buyout and other programs.

The current HUD-approved action plans and draft amendments are available for review on the NCORR website. Public comments may be submitted by email to publiccomments@rebuild.nc.gov, or by mail to NCORR Public Comments, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, N.C. 27709.

Gov. Roy Cooper established NCORR after the September 2018 Hurricane Florence to make disaster recovery programs statewide more efficient and help communities rebuild smarter and stronger.

So far, the state has invested more than $3.6 billion in state and federal funding to support recovery from hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Dorian and Isaias. Learn more about NCORR programs at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/.

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