$1.4 Million Approved for Brunswick County Board of Education

Raleigh

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.4 million to reimburse the Brunswick County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.

Damage created by the storm posed a threat to public health and safety requiring emergency response activities and protective measures. Brunswick County Board of Education contracted for emergency repairs and cleanup due to wind driven rain at the main office in Bolivia. 

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state. FEMA’s share for this project is more than $1 million and the state’s share is nearly $342,000. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit ncdps.gov/Florence and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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