The State of North Carolina provided funds to the Golden LEAF Foundation to make grants to units of local government of North Carolina working to recover from Hurricane Florence. We expect that the State will expand the program to allow Golden LEAF to make grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organizations that serve the people of North Carolina. In anticipation of that change, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may also apply to the program and will be eligible for funding if the General Assembly authorizes the change.
Eligible projects include repair or replacement of: vehicles, equipment, facilities, water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
* 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:
If after reading the guidelines you have questions regarding the Disaster Recovery Grant Program application process, please contact Kasey Ginsberg firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 252-442-7474 or 888-684-8404.
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 email@example.com or by calling at 888-684-8404.
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