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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Tuesday, 10/9/2018 @ 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wayne: Board of Commissioners Room
224 E. Walnut Street
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM
1960 Coliseum Drive
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Pamlico: Pamlico County DSS
828 Main Street
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 @ 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Sampson: County Administration Building
406 County Compound Dr.
Thursday, 10/11/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Duplin: County Administration Building
224 Seminary Street
Friday, 10/12/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:000AM
Onslow: County Administration Building
NW Corridor Boulevard
Monday, 10/15/2018 @ 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Jones: Jones County Center
509 N. Carolina Highway 58