May 8, 2020
DR-4393-NC NR 207
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Recently Approved Disaster Funds Benefit Scotland County, Town of Wallace
DURHAM, N.C. –State of North Carolina and federal reimbursements continue pouring in to benefit North Carolina communities affected by Hurricane Florence.
Scotland County and the Town of Wallace are the most recent beneficiaries of FEMA-approved funds to reimburse expenses related to the 2018 hurricane.
- Scotland County: More than $141,500 in state and federal funds reimburses county expenses for a variety of public safety actions as a response to Hurricane Florence. These included removing debris from roads, generators to power essential services. FEMA has approved a total of more than $1 million to the Scotland County for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.
- Town of Wallace: More than $998,900 in state and federal funds reimburses emergency water pumping services as a response to Hurricane Florence. FEMA has approved a total of more than $1.9 million to the Town of Wallace for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.
In total, FEMA has approved more than $688.4 million in Hurricane Florence-related expenses in North Carolina through the Public Assistance program. The state and FEMA maintain working with communities across the state to ensure they receive all eligible disaster assistance.
Public Assistance benefits all community members. It provides grants to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.
The program is cost-sharing. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state. 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.