Hyde County gets $4.7 million in disaster recovery funds

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) recently  awarded $47.3 million in grants and zero-interest loans to help communities recover after multiple hurricanes, while also building resiliency to reduce damage during future storms.

Since the launch of the NCORR program last year, 41 local and tribal governments have received a total of 63 grants and loans to help with operating costs and recovery expenses.

Hyde County received two grants and two loans amounting to $4,714,000, according to Janet Kelly-Scholle, spokeswoman for NCORR.

No awards were made to Columbia or Tyrrell County or any other nearby counties or the towns within them.

Grants of up to $1 million are currently available to local and tribal governments as short-term assistance to pay for certain everyday operating expenses or to provide additional support for disaster recovery.

Information on the grant application process is available on NCORR’s ReBuild.NC.gov website.

In late 2018, NCORR was established in the Department of Public Safety at a time when much of North Carolina had experienced two devastating hurricanes in the span of two years. The office administers nearly $1 billion in HUD disaster recovery and mitigation funding, as well as state disaster recovery funds. In addition to local government grants and loans, NCORR manages programs statewide that include homeowner recovery, infrastructure, affordable housing, resiliency and strategic buyout.