If disaster strikes your residence or business, there are funding programs available that are specific to this type of circumstance. Below is a listing of currently known / available funding sources. This list is continuously updated, as funding sources frequently change. 


  • EDA provides assistance for construction of new public assets or renovation of existing assets that will foster job creation or job retention and lead to private investment.
  • EDA also provides limited funding for technical assistance studies to support strong economic development decision-making, including impact studies, feasibility studies, or cost/benefit analysis.
  • Information on EDA's funding programs is available here.

CDBG-DR Administered through NC Emergency Management

  • Up to $1,000,000.00 available for Housing activities including repair, rehab, replacement, clearing and several others.
  • Additional Community Recovery Activities allowed include Health Clinics, day care centers, senior centers, libraries, infrastructure activities in support of community recovery plans. 

CDBG-I Administered through NC Department of Environmental Quality

  • $10,000,000 set aside for the 46 lesser impacted counties (not including Wake, Robeson, Edgecombe, Wayne, or Cumberland Counties or larger cities such as Wilmington, Goldsboro, Greenville, New Bern and etc.).
  • For more information, click here.
  • Email Julie.Cubeta@ncdenr.gov with questions.

CDBG Division of Rural Economic Development: Neighborhood Revitalization Program
  • Awards grants to local unit of governments for housing, housing related activities, and facilities that support housing activities for low-to moderate-income persons.  
  • Priority is given to communities effected by Hurricane Matthew-affected communities. 
  • $750,000 maximum award
  • Deadline is February 28, 2018
  • Contact Program Iris Payne at (919) 814-4663 or (TDD 1-800-735-2962).     

Golden LEAF Foundation

  • Contact Dan Gerlach, Kasey Ginsberg, or Ted Lord to determine if Disaster Recovery Funding is still available. 
  • Golden LEAF also has other grant programs that will continue to be available and would be promising to any of the regions affected by Hurricane Matthew.
  • For more information, visit this link. 

NC Rural Center

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

  • Funds for projects aimed to minimize the impact of future storms. 
  • $100,000,000 in estimated funds.
  • For more information, click here

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants, USDA Rural Development

  • This program helps eligible communities prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water.
  • Find your area of the state by visiting here.

U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
  • Contact: NC@sba.gov.
  • Click for more information.

NC Housing Finance Agency

  • Rehabilitation loan with deferred payments for those who are elderly, disabled or whose incomes are below 80% of the area MHI.
  • Information is available here.

Agricultural Reinvestment Fund

  • Originally founded as the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund, this program works to assist farmers to develop new sources of income.
  • Up to $8,000 offered for farmers and $10,000 to community groups.
  • Early bird deadline: November 30
  • Final application deadline: January 16
  • Award notification no later than: February 28