Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 00:00

Rebuild NC seeks public feedback on plan for spending $168 million in disaster mitigation funds Public encouraged to submit comments through Dec. 23

Nov 12, 2019

ReBuild NC is seeking public comment on a draft Action Plan for spending $168 million in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the State of North Carolina. The public can provide comment on the plan until Dec. 23, 2019. The funds represent an opportunity for the state to assist areas impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence with implementation of projects that will help mitigate and reduce future disaster risks, as well as address the needs of local communities impacted by past disasters.

“North Carolinians who have seen unprecedented storm damage over the last couple of years know we must rebuild stronger and smarter. I encourage storm survivors to weigh in during the public comment period so we can continue to get assistance to those who need it,” said Governor Roy Cooper. 

The draft Action Plan is available for review on the Rebuild NC website at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/. Printed copies of the draft Action Plan are also available by calling 984-833-4344.

Public comment may be submitted in the following ways:
•    By email to publiccomments@rebuild.nc.gov
•    By mail to Attn: Mitigation Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709
•    In person at a public hearing

Two public hearings will be held in early December to receive additional public input. More information about the hearings will announced once the dates and locations are confirmed. 

ReBuild NC is administered by the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency.