MEDIA ADVISORY: State to host public hearings on use of disaster mitigation funds Dec. 3 in Goldsboro, Dec. 5 in Beaufort


ReBuild NC, the state’s long-term disaster recovery program, will host two public hearings this week to receive public comments on the state’s draft action plan for using $168 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation funding. Federal guidelines require that the funds be used for community projects that will reduce future losses in areas impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. The hearings are part of the draft action plan public comment period that runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 23. 

The draft action plan is available online at Written comments on the plan can be emailed to: Written comments can also be mailed to: Mitigation Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709. The deadline for submitting public comments on the draft plan is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Hearing Dates and Locations

Tuesday, Dec. 3
Goldsboro City Council Chambers
200 N. Center Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Thursday, Dec. 5
One Harbor Church
214 Turner Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

At both public hearings, the doors will open at 6 p.m. and the hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m.