Hyde County to Receive $2.08 Million From Golden LEAF

Hyde County to Receive $2.08 Million From Golden LEAF

Hyde County to Receive $2.08 Million From Golden LEAF

The Outer Banks Voice, February 13, 2020

As part of a nearly $3 million disaster recovery and economic development package for hurricane-impacted communities, Golden LEAF’s board of directors approved a $2.08 million grant to Hyde County to repair damage from last year’s Hurricane Dorian. Included in the package is assistance for school buildings, an EMS station, a dock and other needs on Ocracoke, which was hard hit by Dorian. “These grant funds, combined with other state and foundational funds and coupled with the strength of the community and love from our neighbors, will rebuild a stronger, more resilient Ocracoke,” says Hyde County Manager Kris Noble. Golden LEAF is also supporting repair projects in Swansboro, Pender County and on Bald Head Island cause by Hurricane Florence in 2018 and infrastructure needs in Beaufort County stemming from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Since its founding 20 years ago, Golden LEAF has funded 1,814 projects totaling $890 million.

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