Aerial view of Ocracoke after Dorian made landfall Sept. 6. Photo: National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office

NC - Grant Funds Available for Home Elevation

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WNCT) – A project is concerned with rainwater pollution and flooding in a coastal city.Homeowners in Hyde County can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to elevate their homes.

The county announced Wednesday that Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Hurricane Dorian, DR-4465, funds have been made available. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, or HMGP, covers 100% of funding to reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage to buildings and structures.

Completed applications must be received by close of business Jan. 24. Hyde County will submit applications to the State of North Carolina and FEMA for review and evaluation. Submission of an application is no guarantee of funding.

To qualify, the home must be the primary residence, the owner agrees to carry flood insurance after elevation, and the home must be structurally capable of elevating. Having flood insurance coverage is not required to submit an application.

Hyde County accepts common housing assistance applications at any time from property owners at the Government Center in Swan Quarter who need help with housing needs.

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