About SEDC Disaster Recovery Coordination Services

Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. Hurricane Florence in October 2018. And Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Each storm affected communities in the eastern part of North Carolina.  In response to these disasters and in an effort to continue to foster economically vibrant communities, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) presented funding for Disaster Recovery Coordination Services.  SEDC was one of three agencies that received a grant from EDA for such services.  Through this effort, SEDC is focused on aiding communities in both rebuilding from the aftermath of these hurricanes and developing resiliency strategies to help them better withstand, respond to, and recover from future disasters. SEDC contracted with Martin-McGill (now WithersRavenel), a North Carolina based management consulting firm, to assist with the facilitation of disaster recovery efforts. Disaster recovery efforts serve to aid all counties and municipalities in the SEDC region.

An additional output of this program of work will be to integrate best practices and strategies into the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region.

The information contained herein is provided in an effort to inform the SEDC district of news and resources available to aid in the recovery and resiliency planning process.  These pages will be updated regularly as new information comes available, so check back frequently for additional news and updates. 

Resources and Plans 

Funding Programs

Disaster Recovery News

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