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More funding options available for NC Hurricane Matthew victims 20 months later

Posted June 19, 2018 7:24 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:20 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina residents whose homes or small businesses were affected by Hurricane Matthew can apply for grants under the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded the N.C. CDBG-DR with over 2.3 million dollars in to help most in-need counties in the state.

Residents from the following 22 counties can apply for aid:

  • Cumberland County
  • Robeson County
  • Edgecome County
  • Wayne County
  • Bertie County
  • Bladen County
  • Carteret County
  • Columbus County
  • Bladen County
  • Craven County
  • Hyde County
  • Jones County
  • Lenoir County
  • Martin County
  • Nash County
  • Pamlico County
  • Pitt County
  • Tyrell County

For small business that were affected by the storm, the North Carolina Department of Commerce has donated $10 million to the CDBG -DR fund. The department will give special funds to businesses impacted in the counties Robeson, Cumberland, Edgecombe and Wayne Counties.

Those who are still struggling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew are encouraged call 211 to schedule an appointment at one of the application centers. ReBuild NC Application Centers are located in Robeson, Cumberland, Edgecombe and Wayne counties. Those looking to apply can also find information at ReBuild NC’s website.

CDGB-DR funds are allocated specifically to low and moderate income families who are determined eligible through the application process. The resources that are available to those who qualify are insurance payouts, case management and crisis counseling and repairing critical public infrastructure.

According to a North Carolina Department of Public Safety press release, the state has already spent more than $650 million already on Hurricane Matthew relief. The state anticipates approximately $115 million in total Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds to move 151 families into more resilient homes.