September 16, 2019
DR-4393-NC NR 181
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$1.9 Million Approved for Pamlico County
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the State of North Carolina are announcing more than $1.9 million to reimburse Pamlico County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence.
Funds for this project will reimburse the removal of vegetation and other Hurricane Florence-related debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover completed work through Nov. 30, 2018.
FEMA has approved approximately $3.5 million to Pamlico County for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.
FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.
Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state. FEMA’s share for this project is more than $1.4 million and the state’s share is approximately $479,000. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.