$4.4 Million Approved for New Bern


DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the State of North Carolina are announcing nearly $4.4 million to reimburse the City of New Bern for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. 

Beginning Sept. 9, 2018, the county hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover work completed through April 12, 2019.

FEMA has approved a total of nearly $5 million to the City of New Bern for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.

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 nearly $3.3 million and the state’s share is about $1.1 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.

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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