NC Disaster Relief Fund – Grant Application
Thank you to all of the dedicated organizations and volunteers across the state for all they have done to respond and rebuild from Hurricane Matthew. The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund wants to help continue the great work you are already doing. The current application window will close on 5/20/2017, further opportunities to apply will become available.
Applications may be submitted from 4/22/2017 to 5/20/2017. Please complete the online form below to apply.
Only non-state level units of government in North Carolina that are required by G.S. 159-34 to receive and submit an annual audit report to the Local Government Commission; and (2)organizations described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may apply.
The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund (NCDRF) is used for long-term recovery efforts to repair and rebuild damage in central and eastern North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew. Administered by the United Way of North Carolina (UWNC), contributions made to the fund will benefit Hurricane Matthew victims on behalf of the Governor. All contributions made to the fund are used solely for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.
Application and Funding Request Process
- Grant Applications must be completed electronically and submitted via (rebuild.nc.gov) no later than (May 20th, 2017).
- Projects benefitting a specific and defined number of households started within 30 days prior to application submittal date, or new projects, can be considered for reimbursement as will any new projects not yet started.
- The minimum Grant amount within an eligible county is $50,000. The maximum Grant amount within an eligible county is $100,000. Request for exceptions can be considered within the counties of Wayne, Robeson, Cumberland and Edgecombe and can be made on the application form.
- UWNC will provide disbursements to grantees following the application and disbursement procedures as provided by the Governor.
- Notification of Grant approval will be sent electronically to the contact information provided on the Grant Application. Any Grants that do not meet the eligibility and minimum requirements as noted on the Grant Application form will be returned to the primary contact with explanation of denial. Should there be additional funds available, a new grant application may be resubmitted.
- It is important to note that each Grantee is required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UWNC. The MOU further defines the requirements for administration, reporting and disbursement of funds. Once the Grant application is approved, the MOU will be sent to the primary contact on the Application form for signature.
- The effective date of the Grant will be the date of the signed MOU and will remain in effect until grant is expended.
Grant Spending Requirements
Spending requirements, allowable and unallowable expense are included as part of the Application form and the UWNC MOU. The Grantee must confirm and distribute funds in accordance with these requirements.
Grant Reporting and Fund Distribution Request Process
Monthly financial reports are required following a standard format as provided with the Grant Application and the UWNC MOU to ensure proper reimbursement of grant funds. All requests for distribution of funds must be accompanied by proper detail of expenditures and all receipts.
Link to the UWNC Memorandum of Understanding Document
Questions regarding the Fund, the application, the reporting requirements and/or the disbursement of Grant funds to the Grantee should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org