• $12M grant goes to North Carolina for post-hurricane counseling


    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina will receive a federal grant of more than $12 million to expand crisis counseling services to Hurricane Florence survivors in 28 counties.

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    The Fayetteville Observer reports that the grant is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Cooper's office said in a news release on Friday that the grant will continue a counseling program called Hope 4 NC that began after Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016.

    The release says the program helps storm survivors obtain long-term counseling, housing support, and other social services.

    Hurricane Florence struck in September. More than 40 people died in North Carolina from the storm.

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