Jun 6 2019

On Thursday, President Trump signed disaster relief legislation into law, which will bring relief to North Carolina’s farmers, communities and military installations.
 
“Since last fall, I have been working with congressional leaders to ensure our state receives the resources it needs to recover from Hurricane Florence,” said U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC.
 
The funding includes:
 
  • $381 million to repair damages to Marine Corps installations, including Camp Lejeune. 
  • $1 billion for the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account to better support emergency preparation and repairs for floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
  • $600 million for the planning and construction of projects to replace facilities damaged by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
  • $2.4 billion for Community Development Block Grants for disasters since 2017, and permits states to interchangeably use funds from Hurricane Matthew for Hurricane Florence.
  • $3 billion for farm disaster assistance to cover producers’ losses stemming from the 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.
  • $168 million in mitigation dollars, which were appropriated to North Carolina in 2018, to be distributed to the state within the next 90 days.

Read the article here.

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