Bishop Announces $1.6 Million Hazard Mitigation Project Grant for Robeson County

July 22, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09) announced Robeson County received a $1.6 million hazard mitigation project grant from the State of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Improving disaster resilience is crucial for the people of Robeson County. Families in this area have experienced the devastating effects of hurricanes and severe flooding. This grant will help impacted families relocate to a safer location and bring back a sense of normalcy to their lives,” said Rep. Bishop. 

The State of North Carolina and FEMA recently approved a $1,610,260 hazard mitigation project grant to improve disaster resilience in Robeson County. The funds will be used to remove ten existing residential properties that were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence in 2018 and acquire new properties. The existing properties remain at high risk of repeat flooding from future storms.