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The office recently completed a draft Action Plan for spending $168 million in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDGB-MIT) funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the State of North Carolina. Under federal guidelines, the money can be used to assist areas impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence to fund projects that will mitigate and reduce future disaster risks, as well as address the needs of communities impacted by past disasters.
In presentations at various public meetings this fall, officials defined mitigation as “activities that increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.”
People can submit comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Attn: Mitigation Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709. The public can provide comments on the plan until Dec. 23, 2019.
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