USDA Grants Available to Help People in Rural North Carolina Repair Their Homes Damaged By Hurricane Ian in 2022

RALEIGH, N.C., March 23, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development North Carolina State Director Reginald Speight announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by Hurricance Ian in 2022, today.

The homes must be located in presidentially declared disaster areas. People living in all counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina are eligible for the funding.

“When an unexpected crisis impacts our lives, it reminds us of our connection to our communities and to the places we call home,” Speight said. “That’s why the Biden-Harris Administration and USDA stand ready to help thousands of people across rural North Carolina access the resources they need to rebuild their homes, their communities and their lives. We do this work because we know that rural America is home to millions of people who make up America’s spirit and character.”

The grants are being made available through supplemental disaster funding under the Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant Program. Through this program, people may apply to receive grants of up to $40,675 directly from USDA to repair their homes.

Funds will be available until expended. They may be used to:

  • pay for home repair expenses that were a result of a Presidentally declared disasters in calendar year 2022.
  • prepare a site for a manufactured home.
  • relocate a manufactured home.

To be eligible:

  • applicants must have household incomes that do not exceed the low-limits based on their household size and county.  
  • homes must be located in an eligible rural area.
  • homes must be located in a Presidentially declared disaster areas 2022.

Residents in all North Carolina counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina may be eligible for the funding:

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