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November 19, 2021: State’s new Regional Resilience Portfolio Program to help NC communities plan for climate change 
November 16, 2021:  N.C. HOPE Program tops $593 million in rent and utility assistance awards
October 26,2021: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency commits to funding more than 1,000 new affordable housing units in hurricane-impacted regions
October 20, 2021: N.C. HOPE Program marks first year with more than a half-billion in rent and utility awards
October 1, 2021: HOPE Program serves more than 86,559 North Carolina households, ranks No. 2 nationwide
August 25, 2021: HOPE Program tops $342 million in rent and utility payments for North Carolina families
August 9, 2021: CDC issues new temporary moratorium to halt residential evictions through Oct. 3
July 30, 2021: HOPE Program now accepting tenant referrals from landlords, increasing assistance
June 24, 2021: Public comment period ends June 27 for mitigation funds action plan
June 16, 2021: New HOPE Program income limit to increase delivery of emergency rent and utility assistance
June 15, 2021: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency to hold public hearing on proposed changes to plans for federal mitigation funds
June 2, 2021: N.C. HOPE Program Application Period Is Open, Offering Rent and Utility Assistance for North Carolinians Struggling to Recover from Pandemic
May 28, 2021: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency seeks public feedback on the use of $34.6 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation funds
May 18, 2021: New application period opens for NC HOPE emergency rent and utility assistance
April 20, 2021: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency names new state chief resilience officer
Jan. 5, 2021: Public urged to submit feedback on use of federal disaster recovery and mitigation funds
Dec. 7, 2020: NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency seeks public feedback on plans for disaster recovery and mitigation funds
Nov. 10, 2020: Application period closing for NC HOPE rent and utility assistance program
Oct. 15, 2020: Governor Cooper Announces Applications Open for New Rent and Utility Assistance Program
Oct. 6, 2020:  Governor Cooper Proclaims October 4-10 Resiliency Week
Oct. 1, 2020: State launches N.C. Resilient Communities Program to address climate change impacts and keep communities safer during future disasters

Sept. 24, 2020: State awards $47.3 million in grants and loans for local government disaster recovery

Sept. 14, 2020: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency Expands Programs and Delivery of Funding as State Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Florence
July 13, 2020: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency continues to stay on pace with spending federal disaster recovery funds 
June 15, 2020: State opens homeowner application period for ReBuild NC storm recovery program
June 15, 2020: El Estado abre el período de solicitud de propietarios de vivienda para  el programa de recuperación por tormentas ReBuild NC
June 11, 2020: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency seeks public feedback on plans for disaster recovery funds
June 11, 2020: La Oficina Administrativa de Recuperación y Resiliencia de Carolina del Norte busca escuchar comentarios del público sobre los planes para los fondos de recuperación por desastres
April 30, 2020: HUD approves NC plan for spending Hurricane Florence recovery funds
April 27, 2020: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency launches guide to help local governments prepare for natural disasters
March 20, 2020: Division of Coastal Management Awarded Funds to Increase Coastal Resiliency in North Carolina
March 18, 2020: ReBuild NC Centers Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19
March 13, 2020: Goldsboro ReBuild NC Buyout Meeting Canceled
March 9, 2020: Public urged to send feedback on Hurricane Florence draft action plan for federal funding by March 8
Feb. 20, 2020: Tarboro ReBuild NC Buyout Meeting Rescheduled Due to Weather
Feb. 18, 2020: Public invited to comment on state’s plan for Hurricane Florence disaster recovery funds
Feb. 11, 2020: Gov. Cooper Tours Hurricane Recovery Construction Site in Lenoir County
Jan. 21, 2020: Federal notice allows NC to move forward with Hurricane Florence recovery program
Jan. 13, 2020: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Additional $281.5 Million for Resiliency Projects in NC
Jan. 10, 2020: Governor Cooper Statement on Announcement of Federal Funds for Princeville
Jan. 10, 2020: State Launches Disaster Recovery Grant and Loan Programs to Help Local Governments 
Dec. 12, 2019: N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency Makes Critical Progress in First Year
Nov. 26, 2019: Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Changes to State’s Action Plan For Hurricane Matthew Federal Disaster Recovery Funds
Nov. 25, 2019: State To Hold Second Round Of Public Hearings On Use Of Federal Disaster Mitigation Funds
Nov. 18, 2019: Rebuild NC To Hold Public Hearings On Plan For Spending $168 Million In Disaster Mitigation Funds
Nov. 12, 2019: Rebuild NC Seeks Public Feedback On Plan For Spending $168 Million In Disaster Mitigation Funds
Oct. 11, 2019: MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Hearings On Disaster Mitigation Funds Planned For Oct. 14-16
Oct. 3, 2019: State To Hold Public Hearings On Use Of Federal Disaster Mitigation Funds
Sept. 23, 2019: State To Host Eastern NC Disaster Information Sessions
Sept. 19, 2019: State Continues Support For Ocracoke’s Recovery From Hurricane Dorian
Sept. 12, 2019: Nearly $6 Million In Donations For Florence Relief Distributed To Eastern NC
Sept. 12, 2019: Hurricane Recovery In North Carolina On The Anniversary Of Hurricane Florence
Sept. 3, 2019: Disaster Recovery Information Sessions Postponed Due To Hurricane Dorian
Aug. 23, 2019: State To Host Community Information Sessions In Hurricane-Impacted Counties
Aug. 15, 2019: State Awards $16.6 Million For Affordable Housing In Hurricane Impacted Counties
May 24, 2019: Hurricane Season Begins In One Week
May 23, 2019: Deadline To Apply For Hurricane Matthew Recovery Funding Is May 31
May 15, 2019: N.C. Office Of Recovery And Resiliency Names Key Resilience Officers
May 6, 2019: Governor Proclaims May 5-11 Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 2, 2019: North Carolina Homeowners With Damage From Hurricane Matthew Have Until  May 31 To Apply For Recovery Programs
May 2, 2019: Hurricane Season Begins June 1 – Prepare Now
April 17, 2019: Now Is The Time To Prepare For Hurricane Season
April 12, 2019: Governor Cooper Announces $12.2 Million Grant For Crisis Counseling For Hurricane Florence Survivors
March 21, 2019: $16.5 Million Awarded To Local Governments For Hurricane Recovery Work
March 12, 2019: Six Months After Florence Made Landfall, North Carolina Continues Work To Rebuild
March 11, 2019: Rebuild NC Application Center In Wayne County To Relocate March 11
Feb. 21, 2019: Help Available For Local Governments Affected By Florence
Feb. 12, 2019: Disaster Case Management Program Approved For Florence Survivors
Feb. 1, 2019: North Carolina Receives Federal Disaster Declaration For Tropical Storm Michael
Jan. 15, 2019: Rebuild NC To Host Additional Outreach Events To Assist Hurricane Matthew Impacted Homeowners
Jan. 8, 2019: FEMA Reaches Out To North Carolinians In Hotels
Jan. 7, 2019: Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops
Jan. 7, 2019: Public Comment Period For Hurricane Matthew CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 3 Now Open
Jan. 3, 2019: NC Office Of Recovery And Resiliency Names Key Leaders