Five coastal communities are in line to receive a total of $1.1 million in grants to carry out resilience projects.
The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Duke Energy Foundation selected the 10 projects for funding through the Duke Energy Resilience Accelerator Grant Program.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and National Audubon Society have been recommended for a total of $20.9 million in federal funding.
NCDEQ’s Division of Coastal Management plans to award a total of $1.1 million to 15 communities for assistance with risk assessment and resilience planning.
Eligible local and county governments and recognized tribes in the 20 CAMA counties can apply for phase 4 of the N.C. Resilient Coastal Communities Program.
The Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board has appointed a committee to advise the Division of Mitigation Services on including underrepresented communities in its development of a statewide flood resilience plan.
Currently disaster recovery executive director with the Office of State Budget and Management, Richard J. Trumper begins his new role Wednesday with the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
Dr. Sid Narayan presents “Forces of Nature: The Role Ecosystems Play in Protecting Coastlines and Communities,” Thursday in the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus.
The Division of Coastal Management, which oversees North Carolina Resilient Coastal Communities Program, has scheduled Jan. 12 an informational webinar on the application process.
The virtual meeting is an opportunity for committee members and the public to share feedback on proposed changes to the state’s action plan for use of the federal mitigation funds.
Registration information for the free, one-day forum in Greenville is to be announced in January.
The nine draft regional resilience portfolios, one for each region, are posted online and open for public review and comment through Dec. 5.
Residents of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties are encouraged to attend the Nov. 10 in-person meeting in Hertford.
The in-person workshops for residents of Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties are set for Oct. 18-19 in Kinston.
A meeting is set for Sept. 29 in Hertford for residents in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.
The project is to identify ways to help communities in Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties prepare for and recover from natural disasters and climate hazards.