Additional $6 million Approved for Brunswick County


DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $6.4 million to reimburse Brunswick County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. 

FEMA has already approved more than $4 million for Brunswick County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This brings the total to $10.4 million. 

Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism. Funds for this project will reimburse the county for contracted debris monitoring services and for the removal of vegetation and other debris from public rights-of-way throughout the county.

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 $4.9 million and the state’s share is nearly $1.5 million. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

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