N.C. Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

The N.C. Disaster Relief fund was established by Governor Hunt following Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Governor Cooper has reactivated this fund as a result of Hurricane Florence. Governor Cooper has asked Golden LEAF to manage distribution of these funds to eligible projects in the disaster affected communities. Golden LEAF is not responsible for accepting contributions. For information on how to contribute, please visit: https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery.

Eligible Entities

Grant funds may only be awarded to units of local government or 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. Applications from nonprofit organizations based in North Carolina and with experience in disaster relief will receive priority.

Eligible Projects

Projects that provide relief for survivors of Hurricane Florence eligible under G.S. 166A-19.41 including:

  • Temporary housing, utility, or rental assistance
  • Replacement of personal property including furniture, clothing, tools, and equipment
  • Home repair

Grant funds must be paid directly to landlords, vendors, or contractors. Grant funds may not be paid directly to individuals. Projects must be located in a county under the federal disaster declaration. A full list of these counties is available here.

Priorities

It is the intent of the N.C. Relief Fund to avoid duplication of federal assistance, therefore grant funds may not be awarded for costs that have been approved to receive funds through FEMA or other federal programs. Funds are intended for survivors who have immediate needs but cannot get assistance from other sources, including government programs, cannot wait until they receive other assistance or have losses that are not covered by insurance.

How to Apply
  • Eligible entities may complete the online application by clicking here.
  • If you have already started an application, you can access it by clicking here.
  • After you submit an 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.

IMPORTANT: ONLY 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and units of local government are eligible to apply. Individuals are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Grant Application Review and Notification

Applications will be accepted until all available funds have been awarded. Decisions whether or not to fund the project, request more information, or take other action are made on a rolling basis. Communications regarding the application and any funding decision will be sent to the Project Director on the application form.

FAQs

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Awarded Grants
Beaufort

Salvation Army of Washington/ Rental assistance, replacement household items

Bladen

Men and Women United for Youth and Families/ Replacement household items
Salvation Army of the Cape Fear (Wilmington)/ Home repair, rental assistance
Designing Station / Replacement furniture

Brunswick

Brunswick County / Home repair, car repair
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)/ Home repair
Brunswick Baptist Association/ Home repair
Salvation Army of the Cape Fear (Wilmington)/ Home repair, rental assistance
United Way of the Cape Fear Area/ Home repair, rental assistance

Carteret

Salvation Army of Morehead City/ Rental assistance, replacement household items
Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas / Home repair

Columbus

Columbus Baptist Association/ Home repair, replacement household items
Men and Women United for Youth and Families/ Replacement household items
Salvation Army of the Cape Fear (Wilmington)/ Home repair, rental assistance
United Way of the Cape Fear Area/ Home repair, rental assistance

Craven

Genesis 457/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items
Salvation Army of New Bern/ Rental assistance
Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders / Home repair

Cumberland

Designing Station / Replacement furniture
Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items

Duplin

Duplin Christian Outreach Ministry/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items
Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church/ Home repair
Salvation Army of Kinston/ Replacement household items
Duplin County Partnership for Children / Home repair, rental assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, replacement personal property

Jones

Salvation Army of Jacksonville/ Rental assistance, replacement household items
Jones County RISE/ Home repair, replacement household items
Genesis 457/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items

Lenoir

Salvation Army of Kinston/ Replacement household items

New Hanover

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)/ Home repair
United Way of the Cape Fear Area/ Home repair, rental assistance

Onslow

Abundant Life International Baptist Cathedral/ Rental assistance
Salvation Army of Jacksonville/ Rental assistance, replacement household items
Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church/ Home repair
United Way of Onslow/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items

Pamlico

Genesis 457/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items
Salvation Army of New Bern/ Rental assistance
United Way of Coastal Carolina / Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition / Home repair

Pender

Pender County/ Rental assistance
United Way of the Cape Fear Area/ Home repair, rental assistance
Salvation Army of the Cape Fear (Wilmington)/ Home repair, rental assistance
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)/ Home repair

Robeson

Salvation Army of Fayetteville/ Replacement household items
United Way of Robeson County/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items
Partners in Ministry/ Home repair, replacement household items
Designing Station / Replacement furniture

Sampson

Salvation Army of Goldsboro/ Rental assistance
United Way of Sampson County/ Replacement household items

Scotland

Partners in Ministry/ Home repair, replacement household items

Wayne

Salvation Army of Goldsboro/ Rental assistance
United Way of Wayne County/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items
Wayne County Long Term Recovery/ Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items

*last updated January 24, 2019.

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