Department of Transportation Receives $2.39 Million for Hurricane Florence Repairs

Release Date Release Number
R4 DR-4393-NC NR 241
Release Date:
March 17, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C.The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $2,392,008 to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for roadway repairs after Hurricane Florence in Robeson County.

The grant brings the total NCDOT reimbursement for Hurricane Florence-related expenses to $671,219,285. FEMA’s share for the Robeson County project is $1,794,006 and the state’s share is $598,002.

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. The federal share is paid directly to the state to disburse to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

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