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Federal Disaster Assistance through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Private nonprofit cultural institutions and arts organizations that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence may be eligible for federal disaster assistance through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program. The PA process begins with an Applicant Briefing, which provides a high-level overview of the program. The briefing will discuss application procedures, project funding, record keeping, requirements, and the online portal PA Grants Manager. While attendance is not mandatory, cultural stewards should make every effort to attend an Applicant Briefing.

There are currently 28 disaster-declared counties: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson. Additional counties are being assessed for damages and will be considered for addition to the federal declaration. If your institution is located in one of the above-listed counties, you are strongly encouraged to attend an Applicant Briefing at one of the dates/locations listed below.

Advance registration is recommended. Please send an email to, noting the name and location of your institution and the date/location of the Applicant Briefing you wish to attend. If you have any questions, include them in your email.

Houses of Worship owned or operated by private nonprofit organizations may now be eligible applicants for financial assistance for repair or replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Florence. Please forward this email to cultural and religious stewards in your community.

Please share this time-sensitive information with your members and constituents in North Carolina.

Applicant Briefings Schedule:

Monday, 10/8/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Carteret: Crystal Coast Civic Center

3505 Arendell St.

Morehead City, NC

Monday, 10/8/2018 @ 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Craven: Craven County Community College

800 College Court

New Bern, NC

Tuesday, 10/9/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Lenoir/ Greene: Lenoir Community College

231 Hwy 58

Kinston, NC

Tuesday, 10/9/2018 @ 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Wayne: Board of Commissioners Room

224 E. Walnut Street

Goldsboro, NC

Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Cumberland: Coliseum

1960 Coliseum Drive

Fayetteville, NC

Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Pamlico: Pamlico County DSS

828 Main Street

Alliance, NC

Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Sampson: County Administration Building

406 County Compound Dr.

Clinton, NC

Thursday, 10/11/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Duplin: County Administration Building

224 Seminary Street

Kenansville, NC

Friday, 10/12/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:000AM

Onslow: County Administration Building

NW Corridor Boulevard

Jacksonville, NC

Monday, 10/15/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Jones: Jones County Center

509 N. Carolina Highway 58

Trenton, NC



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