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Transylvania County at a Glance

Release Date:
October 7, 2021

Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Transylvania County residents have received more than $891,231 in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:

  • $90,214 in FEMA grants to homeowners and renters.
  • $801,017 in claims paid to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders.

Individual Assistance in Transylvania County:

  • 19 homeowners and renters have been approved for $90,214 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
  • $72,797 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
  • $17,417 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 18 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 267 home inspections issued; 139 completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) visited 493 households in Transylvania County.
  • A Document Drop-off Center operated in Brevard until Oct. 2 to help survivors with registration, application updates and referrals.

U.S. Small Business Administration:

  • SBA is operating a Business Recovery Center at Blue Ridge Community College, Brevard Campus, Applied Technologies Building, Office #216, 45 Oak Ridge Park Drive, Brevard, NC 28712. Hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday.

National Flood Insurance Program:

  • NFIP has paid $801,017 to policyholders who filed claims.

Public Assistance:

  • Transylvania County was approved for assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent work Sept. 8, 2021.
  • To date, 3 Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) have been received and 3 approved.
  • The state has held applicant briefings.
  • Applicants:
    • City of Brevard
    • The Haven of Transylvania County
    • Transylvania County
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Last updated October 8, 2021