Grants Awarded To ENC Communities Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

Jun 13, 2017

A second round of state grants will provide $10 million dollars to help with infrastructure repairs in several eastern North Carolina communities hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.  The recovery grants are part of $200 million in funding provided by the state legislature to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to address rural economic development and small business needs.  Snow Hill will receive more than $244 thousand to relocate and replace an existing pump station outside the floodplain.  Greene County will receive nearly $53 thousand to replace part of a water line.  Farmville will receive $75 thousand to replace collapsed storm drainage piping and catch basins on Wallace Street.  $187 thousand is allocated to the town of Ayden to replace and redirect collapsed and failing storm water piping that caused flooding and sink holes during Matthew.  And Winterville will receive $270 thousand to elevate and rebuild the control system for a local sewer lift station, as well as $1 million to replace an inadequate stormwater culvert.  The first round of NC Commerce grants was announced in April.