Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, & Michael
In 2017, Triangle J received a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The result was the Hurricane Matthew Resiliency project, which is intended to aid impacted North Carolina communities in recovery and redevelopment during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
In January 2019, this grant was amended to build upon the previously awarded grant and further augment work already performed through the EDA and TJCOG. This grant will work with communities in declared counties to meet the immediate post-recovery needs, as well as build long-term resiliency for all impacted communities. Working on a regional scale, this grant provides collaborative opportunities for these communities to learn from each other and build resiliency for future severe weather events. The grant assesses both immediate short-term needs, as well as longer-term resiliency planning efforts, to help communities be more prepared.
Disaster Recovery Grant Funds
TJCOG hosted the Economic Resilience Funder-Palooza on July 9, 2019, where attendees were provided with presentations and one-on-one engagement around potential funding opportunities from five agencies:
- U.S. Economic Development Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Golden LEAF Foundation
- NC Office of Resiliency and Recovery
- UNC School of Government
Agency representatives were on-hand to answer questions and discuss potential projects with attendees. Presentations from this event are available for download.
U.S. Economic Development Administration
Further information on EDA’s past disaster supplemental and investments is available on EDA’s website.