ReBuild NC Progress NCORR brings recovery to those hit hard by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. NCORR: Rebuilding Smarter and Stronger Learn how the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency is leading the state's efforts to rebuild smarter and stronger. NCORR: Rebuilding Smarter and Stronger Hurricane Matthew Since launching in late 2018, NCORR has marked a number of significant achievements toward helping homeowners repair and reconstruct in the aftermath of record-breaking storms, maintaining an on-pace status with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since September 2019. In addition, there has been a steady increase in individual homeowner recovery awards delivered, homes entering reconstruction or being completed, and total funds obligated since NCORR was established. Metrics are updated monthly and are current as of April 2021. 0 Houses Completed 0 House Constructions Underway $0million Funds Committed Hurricane Florence North Carolina’s Hurricane Florence Action Plan was approved on April 27 by HUD, making North Carolina the first state, out of the 2018 grantees, to receive approval on its plan. The process began when Congress made Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funding allocations to states affected by Florence. Exactly 500 days after the storm, HUD issued the Federal Register Notice specifying requirements for using the funds. Because of NCORR’s advance strategic work, North Carolina had an action plan ready within 24 hours of the Federal Register Notice publication, outlining how the money would be used. After the 30-day public comment period, the plan was submitted to HUD for approval on March 13, 2020. Approval of the Florence Action Plan is a critical step in getting to a grant agreement with HUD, which then allows ReBuild NC to bring recovery to storm-affected citizens and communities. Text-Only Version of Homeowner Recovery Program Timeline Targeting the Funds: Hurricane Florence-Designated Most Impacted and Distressed Counties Bladen Brunswick Carteret Columbus Craven Cumberland Duplin Jones New Hanover Onslow Pamlico Pender Robeson Scotland NCORR also received approval to develop capacity-building programs. For instance, the Construction Trades Training Program is designed to increase the number of skilled tradespeople who can be hired locally to rebuild in hurricane-affected areas. It will provide a complete training program, including tuition, books, transportation and child care for participants.