State to get help with Hurricane Florence recovery

State to get help with Hurricane Florence recovery
Damage in Downtown Wilmington during Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - North Carolina is getting more money to help with Hurricane Florence recovery.

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday North Carolina will get $206 million in grants to help with long-term disaster recovery.

However, the state will have to wait for a federal register to be able to access the funds. The register will direct the state on what kinds of projects are eligible.

The state will then have to develop a plan and submit it for public comment and approval by HUD.

This money is in addition to $335 million in federal funding for Hurricane Florence Recovery that was passed in 2018 but North Carolina still cannot access.

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