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 with experience in disaster relief and recovery will receive priority.

Eligible Projects

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

  • Provision of temporary housing and rental assistance
  • Provision of food, water, ice, and other emergency supplies
  • Replacement of personal property (including clothing, tools, and equipment)
  • Repair or replacement of homes
  • Medical or dental expenses
  • Funeral or burial expenses resulting from the emergency

Projects must be located in a county under the federal disaster declaration. A full list of these counties is available here.


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.
NOTE: If you have already started an application, the CERTIFICATION & SIGNATURE FORM can be downloaded by clicking here.

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. 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 will be accepted until all available funds have been awarded. The Board will decide whether or not to fund the project, request more information, or take other action on a rolling basis. Communications regarding the application and the Board’s action will be sent to the Project Director on the application form.


Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

List of Grant Awards

Click here for a list of Hurricane Florence NC Disaster Relief Fund grant awards.


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