The NCDA&CS Hurricane Relief Program is now closed.
Number of Eligible Applications received: 7,518
Total Amount Paid Out: $233,796,942.69
On October 15, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018, a one-time assistance program for agricultural producers who suffered a loss due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence. The program expanded to assist agricultural producers who suffered a loss due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael and Tropical Storm Alberto.
How was the Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 administered?
- The Agricultural Disaster Program (Program) of 2018 was developed and administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) in accordance to S.L. 2018-136 to provide one-time assistance for agricultural producers who suffered a production loss from the 2018 storms.
- Approved applications received a payment amount based on information submitted, county ad-hoc committee loss estimates in eligible counties, average county yield data and state price averages provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS).
- An IRS Form 1099 for miscellaneous income was issued to the person or business entity listed on the application for this disaster payment.
- USDA-FSA and N.C. Cooperative Extension provided assistance with information collection for the Program.