Transylvania County at a Glance

Release Date:
November 9, 2021

Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Transylvania County residents have received more than $1 million in federal funds as of Nov. 8, 2021:

  • $127,544 in FEMA grants to homeowners and renters.
  • $947,643 in claims paid to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders.

Individual Assistance in Transylvania County:

  • 27 homeowners and renters have been approved for $127,544 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
    • $101,966 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
    • $25,579 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 22 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 298 home inspections issued; 297 completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) went door to door in Transylvania County, conducting outreach to 510 households to offer help with registration and provide referrals to other resources.
  • 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 operated a Business Recovery Center at Blue Ridge Community College, Brevard Campus, Applied Technologies Building, Office #216, 45 Oak Ridge Park Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 through Nov. 8.

National Flood Insurance Program:

  • NFIP has paid $947,643 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, 7 Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) have been received; 5 eligible; 2 pending review.
    • The state has held applicant briefings.
    • Applicants:
      • Brevard, City of
      • Indian Lake Club
      • Rosman, Town of
      • The Haven of Transylvania County
      • There Is More Ministries, Inc.
      • Transylvania County
      • Transylvania County Schools
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Last updated November 9, 2021