Learn about grants to rebuild after Hurricane Florence at Monday’s Information Session

Posted January 24, 2019 at 10:56 am     Category: News ReleaseRecovery & Resilience

New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County is hosting a drop-in information session on Monday, January 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., to help homeowners, businesses and community organizations learn more about Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs. The information session will be held in the Oleander Room of the Northeast Library at 1241 Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington.

New Hanover County is facilitating the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application process in coordination with the State of North Carolina and FEMA to help property owners relocate, elevate homes or rebuild homes because of damages from Hurricane Florence.

Applications for Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs, including buyout, elevation or reconstruction are due to the New Hanover County Hurricane Florence Recovery Coordination Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

“Property owners who have experienced significant damage from storms like Hurricane Florence are encouraged to attend the information session to learn about these grant programs,” said New Hanover County Hurricane Florence Recovery Manager Beth Schrader. “We want to make sure residents understand the programs and eligibility requirements, and have the opportunity to ask questions specific to their situation so they can make a plan for rebuilding stronger and more resilient.”

Residents can receive one-on-one assistance with applying for these programs at the January 28 drop-in information session from 4 to 7 p.m., as well at the New Hanover County Hurricane Florence Recovery Coordination Office, on the Military Cutoff side of the Northeast Library, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can also download and submit the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application online by visiting HurricaneRecovery.NHCgov.com.

Property owners are encouraged to bring the following items at the time of application, if able:

  • FEMA registration number
  • Documentation (receipts, insurance claims, estimates, etc.) of history of damage prior to Hurricane Florence
  • Insurance and/or contractor estimate(s) for Hurricane Florence damages
  • Insurance policy number(s)

For more information, and to sign up for notifications about Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, visit HurricaneRecovery.NHCgov.com or call the New Hanover County Hurricane Florence Recovery Coordination Office at 910-798-7007.


Release Contact
Kate Murphy
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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