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North Carolina Receives FEMA Funding

The western portion of North Carolina recently received a Presidential Disaster Declaration as a result of the massive flooding in July 2013. The declared area includes Ashe, Avery, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. 

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) is accepting Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) at this time. Eligible applicants include local governments, state agencies and nonprofit organizations located within the declaration area. The deadline for an applicant to submit a RPA is Nov. 28, 2013. For more information, please contact Andy Innis, NCEM Public Assistance Manager, at 919-218-3191, or

If you would like to discuss a potential project to submit for this grant opportunity, please contact Freese and Nichols Account Director Charles Archer at

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