: Governor Roy Cooper shared the following comment after the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the upcoming Federal Register for $168 million in hurricane recovery mitigation funds for North Carolina.
Congress passed the mitigation funding in February 2018 to help communities affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 become stronger and more resilient. When the Federal Register governing this funding is published it will direct North Carolina on what kinds of projects are eligible, and the state can start the federally-mandated process to access the funds. This includes developing a State Action Plan and submitting it for public comment and approval by HUD. The state is still awaiting Federal Registers for all CDBG-DR funds associated with Hurricane Florence.
"I am glad that North Carolina can soon access this important help and we will work hard to make North Carolina stronger and more resilient,"
Cooper said. "As we approach the three-year anniversary of the storm we have to keep working with Washington to make this process quicker and more effective. North Carolina still feels the impact from two historic storms in two years and we have to safeguard against future storms."
The Raleigh News and Observer reported on the Governor's meeting in Washington HERE
- Contact: Ford Porter