Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement on Congress including Hurricane Matthew assistance in its Continuing Resolution.
“This federal assistance will be a huge step in helping North Carolina recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Matthew,” said Governor McCrory. “While this is only the beginning of the recovery process, it is important that we have resources like this available to help heal the hundreds of families and businesses that were impacted. I appreciate the leadership of Senator Tillis and Congressman Price in recognizing the need we have in North Carolina and moving quickly to help get these funds approved.”
Congress allocated more than $300 million to North Carolina for initial immediate needs to assist the recovery effort.
The Hurricane Matthew recovery assistance for North Carolina includes funding for:
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG - DR), which will support community needs including housing, infrastructure and jobs. This funding will be critical for long-term recovery efforts in eastern North Carolina.
USDA Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), which will assist with repairing farm roads, restoring fencing, conservation practices and debris removal.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Highway Funding, which will help restore damaged roads, clear debris, and reopen critical roadways that were damaged.
The Army Corps of Engineers, which will repair damage on Army Corp properties in North Carolina caused by Hurricane Matthew.