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Rep. Robert Pittenger

LUMBERTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today announced over $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to assist with repairs to public buildings in Robeson County damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

“Bureaucracy can move very slowly, as applications are checked and rechecked, but my office is in regular contact with FEMA to ensure Robeson County receives assistance as quickly as possible,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Today is just one more step in a process we started last October, and will continue until the job is done.”

So far, FEMA has provided North Carolina with:

* $100.8 million in Small Business Administration loans

* $97.5 million in Individual Assistance

* $195.4 million from the National Flood Insurance Program

* $104.7 million in Public Assistance Projects

With additional projects in the pipeline, Congressman Pittenger anticipates:

* $200 million in additional Public Assistance

* $75 million in Hazard Mitigation Grants

In addition, Congressman Pittenger helped secure $334 million in Congressional appropriations for North Carolina last December, and is working with House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen on additional funding in the FY2018 budget.

Local residents who need assistance with FEMA and other federal Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts are welcome to contact Congressman Pittenger’s Lumberton office at 910-303-0669.