North Carolina Institutions Awarded Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

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US Department of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 2, 2018
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

North Carolina Institutions Awarded Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today nearly $2 million in supplemental funding for financially needy students in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Additionally, more than $800,000 was provided for similar relief to students in South Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

Our hearts go out to the thousands of students in North Carolina whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Secretary DeVos. “The Department will continue to do all that it can to assist students, faculty and institutions in the Carolinas as they work to recover from this disaster.”

The money is being made available through the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program.  Each year, the Department awards supplemental funding for the program from amounts returned unused by other institutions participating in FSEOG. 

This year’s supplemental funds are being targeted at 38 institutions located in counties in North and South Carolina designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for individual or public assistance as a result of Hurricane Florence.

While institutions have flexibility in administering the funds, they are required to award program aid first to students with exceptional financial need with priority going to students receiving Pell Grants.

Following is a list of the grants in North Carolina.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

North Carolina hurricane relief FSEOG grants

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