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Public Comment Period Now Open

Mitigation Funding Draft Action Plan

Public comments on the draft Action Plan for use of Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation funding will be accepted through Dec. 23, 2019. 

ReBuild NC has opened a second public comment period to receive citizen input on the draft Action Plan for spending $168 million in Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation funding allocated to North Carolina by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Under federal guidelines, the funds must be used to implement community projects that strengthen local infrastructure and reduce future losses in areas impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. This funding is separate from the HUD CDBG-DR funding that was provided to the state for assistance to individual households. 

Links to the draft Action Plan in Spanish and English are provided below along with copies of the Citizen Participation Plan. Public comments on the draft Action Plan may be submitted by email to: Written comments may also be submitted by mail to: Mitigation Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709. The deadline for submitting public comments on the draft Action Plan is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2019.

Draft Action Plan
Citizen Participation Plan 

Borrador del Plan de Acción
Plan de Participación Ciudadana

Factsheets in English and Español

HUD Requirements for CDBG-Mitigation Program

CDBG-Mitigation Public Hearing Slide Presentation

Public Hearings

As part of the first public comment period, three public hearings were held in October to receive initial community feedback on use of the Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation funds. Two additional public hearings are planned for December 2019 to receive public feedback on the draft Action Plan. Details of the December hearings will be announced as soon as the dates and locations are finalized.

Oct. 14: Lumberton Public Hearing Audio

Oct. 15: Tarboro Public Hearing Audio

Oct. 16: New Bern Public Hearing Audio