Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Grant Program

The State of North Carolina provided funds to the Golden LEAF Foundation to make grants to units of local government and 501(c)(3) nonprofits for repair or replacement of: vehicles, equipment, facilities, water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Grants may also be awarded to private nonprofit organizations and established religious organizations to repair and replace places of worship damaged or destroyed by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

Applications for the next round of disaster recovery grants are due by noon on Friday, October 18.

How to Apply

* Complete the online Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Grant Program application form:

* Upload the required attachments (links in Required Attachments tab in online application) including the following:

  • Budget Form
  • Project Management Plan
  • Certification and Signature Form
  • See the Required Attachments tab for a complete list of requirements

If after reading the guidelines you have questions regarding the Disaster Recovery Grant Program application process, please contact Kasey Ginsberg or by calling 252-442-7474 or 888-684-8404.

IMPORTANT: After you submit your application, you will receive a response indicating that your application has been received. If you do not, please contact Golden LEAF by telephone at 888-684-8404.
Grant Application Review and Notification

Applications for the Disaster Recovery Grant Program will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds available for this program have been awarded. Applicants will be notified when their proposal is scheduled for consideration at a meeting of the Golden LEAF Board of Directors. This notification typically occurs no less than ten days prior to a regularly scheduled meeting. Applications will not necessarily be taken up at the next meeting of the Board.

The Golden LEAF Board of Directors will decide whether or not to fund the proposal, request more information, or take some other action. Communications regarding the application and the Board’s action will be sent to the Project Director on the application form.


The Golden LEAF Foundation is committed to using the funds entrusted to it for projects that show the most potential for providing relief or recovery from Hurricane Florence.

It is the intent of Golden LEAF to avoid duplication of federal assistance or other private insurance benefits, therefore grant funds may not be awarded for costs that have been approved to receive federal funds through FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, or Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery Program. Grants may be used to address unmet needs remaining following allocations from other sources.

Golden LEAF expects that grant applications will exceed funds available for this program and the Golden LEAF Board of Directors will have to prioritize projects for awards.

Requests for funding for higher cost items of equipment necessary to carry out a public purpose, such as a public school bus or fire engine, will be more likely to receive support than requests for other equipment.

If you have questions about how your proposed project would be prioritized, please contact Kasey Ginsberg or by calling at 888-684-8404.


Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

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