WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina has received more than $198 million in federal assistance for Hurricane Matthew recovery that was secured by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and other members of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation.
In December, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that provides North Carolina with more than $300 million in recovery assistance for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) led the North Carolina Congressional delegation’s effort to secure the disaster assistance for North Carolina, which began today with the allocation of more than $198 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.
The CDBG-DR funding will support family and community needs, including housing, infrastructure, and jobs. The funding will be critical for Eastern North Carolina’s recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
“Thousands of North Carolinians have had their lives upended because of the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Today the state has received funding to immediately assist these families and their communities,” said Senator Tillis. “While this federal funding will undoubtedly help many North Carolina families, the recovery will still be a long and tough process. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and state leaders to ensure North Carolina has the resources it needs to become whole again.”