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Hazardous Mitigation Grant Meeting March 11 at 6 p.m.

Mar 10, 2019

Cumberland County will host a public meeting for the North Carolina Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Grant Program March 11 at 6 p.m. at the Spring Lake Family Resource Center, located at 103 Laketree Blvd., Spring Lake.

 

Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management will provide information about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), such as, residential home acquisition, elevation and mitigation reconstruction. The meeting is open to the public, including those that have already applied for the program, and residents who want to lean about applying.

 

The HMGP assists states and local communities in implementing long-term mitigation measures following a Presidential Disaster Declaration. FEMA can fund up to 75 percent of the eligible costs of each project. The state or local cost-share match does not need to be cash; in kind services or materials may also be used.

 

The HMGP can be used to fund projects to project public or private property as long as the projects fit within state and local government’s overall mitigation strategy for the disaster areas. Eligible projects include acquisition of hazard-prone property and conversion to open space, retrofitting existing buildings and facilities, elevation of flood-prone structures, soil stabilization, post-disaster code enforcement activities and more.

 

For more information about HMGP, including requirements, funding and eligibility, go to https://www.ncdps.gov/emergency-management/em-community/recovery-mitigation/hazard-mitigation

 

For more information, call Cumberland County Emergency Management at 910-678-7641.