Tuesday, June 4, 2024

North Carolina Emergency Management Announces Grant Recipients for the 2023 Disaster Relief and Mitigation Fund

Jun 4, 2024

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North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) has announced the first round of grant recipients for the 2023 Disaster Relief and Mitigation Fund (DRMF).

The DRMF was authorized by the 2023 Appropriations Act (S.L. 2023-134, § 5.6(f)), providing $30 million in funding availability to support the development of more resilient communities across North Carolina.

State agencies, units of local government, non-profit organizations, and public authorities, as defined in N.C.G.S. 159-7 were eligible to apply for this opportunity. The eligible categories of work authorized for this grant include:

  • Flood mitigation efforts to stabilize the area and reduce future damages.
  • Ensuring transportation resilience against natural disasters.
  • Pre-development assistance to provide small and underserved communities with technical assistance to identify and design shovel-ready projects related to disaster relief and flood mitigation.
  • Financial assistance with local cost share to draw down federal funds on approved federal mitigation grants.

“I would like to thank all of the applicants for taking the time to submit well thought out and actionable projects that will reduce North Carolina’s vulnerability to natural disasters” said NCEM Director Will Ray. “It takes all members of a community to come together to find solutions to the disasters that threaten our state.”

Grant Recipients:


Project Name


Fayetteville Lyon & Ivy Culvert Replacement

$ 3,500,000

Kinston Bill Fay Park Flood Benching

$ 3,000,000

Greenville St. Andrews Drive

$ 2,000,000

Yanceyville Water Supply Dam Removal

$ 1,639,022

Whiteville Mollie's Branch Stream Restoration & Infrastructure Improvement

$ 1,320,000

North Topsail Beach Stormwater Infiltration

$ 1,261,607

Hillsborough River Pumping Station Relocation

$ 1,069,275

Duck Living Shoreline-NC12 Resiliency

$ 1,000,000

Gastonia Duharts Creek Infrastructure Protection & Stream Resto.

$ 1,000,000

Leland Old Fayetteville Culvert Replacement

$ 1,000,000

Hickory Wastewater Treatment Facility Hardening & Stream Restoration

$ 901,609

Elizabeth City Flora St. Stormwater Improv.

$ 820,000

Dare County Old Lighthouse Road Stormwater Improvement

$ 770,000

Hickory Snow Creek Pump Station

$ 736,523

Lumberton Lumberton Loop

$ 600,000

Surf City Roadside Stormwater

$ 565,200

Dare County - Friso Volunteer FD Fire Station Resilient Design

$ 425,000

Vandemere Shell Castle Lane Improvement

$ 400,000

EBCI Expansion of Flood warning Siren System

$ 300,000

Pine Knoll Shores East End Stormwater, phase 3

$ 270,500

River Bend Stormwater System Assessment

$ 225,000

Boone Casey Lane Bridge Replacement Planning

$ 200,000

Pittsboro Oakwood Drive Flooding

$ 200,000

Clay County Town Creek Erosion Stabilization

$ 174,420

Magnolia Wastewater Treatment Facility Electrical Relocation

$ 135,000

Watauga County Flood/rain gauges

$ 40,239

Columbus County River Gauge

$ 15,000