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Commissioners Accept $1.59 million in Various Grants

Oct 07, 2019

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioner had a very productive meeting this morning during which they accepted a total of $1,588,509 in grant funding for various projects. The grant amounts and programs are:

  • $177,182 in Hurricane Florence Hazard Mitigation funding from the N.C. Department of Public Safety for two properties that have been selected for buyout under the expedited acquisition project. The goal of the expedited acquisition project is to remove vulnerable properties from the Special Flood Hazard Area as quickly as possible. Each of the selected properties was severely impacted by Hurricane Florence. Upon completion of the buyout process, the deed for each property will be signed over to Cumberland County and land use will be restricted to the conservation of natural floodplain functions.

  • $160,000 from the Stanton Foundation for Animal Control to purchase a customized mobile pet adoption van.

  • $899,614 over three years from the U.S. Department of Justice for the Department of Public Health to manage a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program.

  • $352,713 total in funding for the Cumberland County Sobriety Court.
    • $296,251 over three years from the U.S. Department of Justice. The award represents 75% of total program costs and the County will provide a 25% match of $98,751 over the three years.

    • $55,462 from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for fiscal year 2020. The County is providing an equal match for this funding.

Other Business
In other business, the commissioners heard a presentation of Library Director Jody Risacher about the library system’s long-range strategic plan and the community survey currently underway throughout October seeking public feedback on library services. To take the survey, go to the library’s website at cumberland.lib.nc.us. 

Meeting agendas, minutes and videos are available online at co.cumberland.nc.us.