The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) is accepting public comments through Wednesday, May 3 on a proposed amendment to the action plan for administering HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds in areas of the state impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. The proposed action plan amendment is intended to strengthen the disaster recovery and mitigation efforts in Haywood County. The amendment includes updates to allocations for community development initiatives and planning, among other program changes.
The draft amendment outlines how the state proposes to use a new HUD allocation of $5.2 million in recovery funds related to Tropical Storm Fred impacts to the state. An original allocation of $7.9 million for this purpose was awarded in 2022.
The public comment period for Substantial Action Plan Amendment 1 for Tropical Storm Fred funding opens today and will end at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 3. The current action plan and draft amendment are available for review online. Printed copies of the action plans are also available by calling 984-833-5350. Written public comments may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. Postal Service mail to: NCORR Public Comments, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709.
Governor Roy Cooper established NCORR in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to streamline disaster recovery programs statewide and help communities rebuild smarter and stronger. A division of the state Department of Public Safety, NCORR manages long-term disaster recovery, community development, mitigation and resiliency programs. Learn more about NCORR programs at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/.