N.C. Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

The N.C. Disaster Relief fund was established by Governor Hunt following Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Governor Cooper reactivated this fund as a result of Hurricane Florence and asked Golden LEAF to manage distribution of these funds to eligible projects in the disaster affected communities.

Active Grants
  • Genesis 457 / Home repair, rental assistance, utility assistance, replacement household items

*last updated August 16, 2019.

Regional Organizations
Grant Application Review and Notification

Applications are now closed.

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.


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.

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

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