SBA Deadline for North Carolina Small Businesses to Apply for Working Capital Loans for Hurricane Florence is June 14 

Posted by Kathy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:09:00 AM

SBA Deadline for North Carolina Small Businesses to Apply for

Working Capital Loans for Hurricane Florence is June 14


ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in North Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Florence on Sept. 7 – 29, 2018.


“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-Interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the June 14 deadline,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.


Low-interest disaster loans are available in the following counties:  Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Cabarrus, Caswell, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Tyrrell, Union, Wake, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson in North Carolina and Chesterfield, Dillion, Horry, Lancaster and Marlboro in South Carolina.

Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 3.675 percent for small businesses, and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline.


Survivors may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at


Businesses may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019.




Posted by Kathy Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:49:00 PM




Posted by Kathy Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:04:00 AM



Posted by Kathy Monday, April 1, 2019 4:22:00 PM

May 1, 2019
Nomination Period for
Greene County
Board of Social Services
The Social Services Commission will make an appointment to the Greene County Board of Social Services to fill the seat of an expired term. The term will expire June 30, 2019. The Social Services Commission will consider nominations at a future meeting.
The nomination period is scheduled from May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019. You may obtain a Nomination Form from the local department of social services office (DSS). The form must be fully completed by the nominee, signed, and returned to the address below.
The form can also be accessed on the Web at Click on the link to the Nomination Form at the bottom of the Social Services Commission members web page. Please submit the completed form to:
Gwendolyn Waller
N.C. Social Services Commission
2444 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2444
Fax Number: 919-334-1018
(Faxed copies will be accepted; however, the original must be mailed to the address above.)
Should you have any questions, please contact Gwendolyn Waller at (919) 527-6338 or

Basic SKYWARN Class 

Posted by Kathy Monday, April 1, 2019 10:52:00 AM


Contact:   Erik Heden                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                 252-223-5122 EXT 223                                                                 April 1st, 2019



Basic SKYWARN April 4th, 2019

Snow Hill, NC.  6:30-8:00 PM


The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting a Basic SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on April 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  The class will be held at the Greene County Recreation Center located at 468 Highway 13 South in Snow Hill, NC.  This class trains volunteers to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.  The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.  All are welcome!


The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program.” Said Erik Heden, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings” Heden continues.  


There are a limited number of seats so please register if you plan on attending.  Register online here or by calling 252-223-5122 EXT 5.  If you have questions please respond via email to  For more information on this class, including maps of the class locations, or for other classes in our area, please visit us at or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter

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Food Drive 

Posted by Kathy Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:47:00 AM


Posted by Kathy Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:18:00 AM

March benefits will be added to EBT cards March 3.

This is not extra money.

These are your only benefits for March. Please budget for buying food wisely!

You have up to a year to spend the money.

Questions? Call the EBT Call Center at 1-888-622-7328.


Click the following link:
Posted by Kathy Friday, October 12, 2018 12:54:00 PM

FEMA Extended Registration till 12-19-18


SBA UPDATE (Spanish)

Acquisition of Property

Fact Sheet

 FEMA May Reimburse Short-Term Lodging Expenses

FEMA provides financial assistance to make sure those displaced by Hurricane Florence are in safe and secure housing.  This is especially true as colder temperatures move into North Carolina this weekend.  If a person has received FEMA funds, they can use that money to pay for a hotel or motel room.

Many people are staying in a home without heat or outside in a tent or other temporary shelter. If you know someone doing so, encourage them to use their FEMA funds for a hotel room.

If residents do get a hotel room during this cold snap, they should keep their receipts.  This will serve as proof that the FEMA assistance was used as intended. It will also help to show a continued need for housing help.  This may allow the person to receive additional FEMA funds if they are eligible.

Receipts should show survivors’ names, the name of the lodging facility, dates of occupancy and the amount paid.

Farmer Assistance Click Link:
Click this link for help destressing:  Help is Available 
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Tillis & Burr Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance Applications
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Daniel Keylin (Tillis)| (202) 224-6342
Caitlin Carroll (Burr) |(202) 228-1616
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr issued the following statement regarding North Carolinians who are applying for federal disaster assistance:
“We’ve recently heard stories of North Carolinians who were denied federal assistance for losses associated with Hurricane Florence. Our offices are now requesting additional information from FEMA and local officials to get a better sense of specifics surrounding these reported cases. While not every North Carolinian who suffered property damage will be eligible for federal assistance, we want to make sure everyone who is eligible for assistance receives it. We encourage any North Carolinian having issues with their application for federal assistance to contact our offices by calling 704-509-9087 (Tillis) or 336-631-5125 (Burr).”
Residents from North Carolina who are initially denied disaster assistance can appeal the decision to FEMA. The offices of Senators Tillis and Burr have been assisting North Carolinians with the FEMA application process, and residents are encouraged to contact their offices if they have any questions or are not receiving timely or satisfactory responses.
Senators Tillis and Burr led the North Carolina Congressional delegation’s successful efforts to secure a significant down payment for the state’s long-term recovery in legislation passed last week. Senators Tillis and Burr will continue to work with Congressional leaders to ensure North Carolina has the long-term resources necessary to rebuild from Hurricane Florence.
For three days only, FEMA will have a Mobile Registration Intake Center will be in Snow Hill, Greene County.
The center will be open Monday through Wednesday October 15 – 17, 2018.
The center offers in-person assistance to homeowners and renters who sustained damage in counties included in the North Carolina federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence.
Mobile Center
468 Hwy 13 South
Snow Hill
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opening Monday, October 15 for three days only.



The Lenior County FEMA Office will also take applications, go to the Link below!


Lenior County FEMA Office


Posted by Kathy Friday, September 28, 2018 1:13:00 PM





Residents of Greene County Can Soon Apply for Help Buying Food after Hurricane Florence
September 28, 2018 – Governor Roy Cooper announced that residents in Greene County will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP”, beginning Wednesday.
Eligible households will receive a one-time benefit on a special debit card (called an EBT card) to help buy food. (The exact amount will depend on household size, but a family of one would receive $192, a family of four would receive $640 and larger families would receive more.)
To be eligible, a person must:
 Live in one of 28 counties: Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson.
 Have suffered losses/damages related to Hurricane Florence, such as damage to property, loss of income or food loss.
 Have proof of identity and proof of residency (if available).
 Have income and resources below certain levels.
 Not currently be receiving help buying food through the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program. People receiving FNS can also get extra help buying food, but do not need to fill out a D-SNAP application. They can get more information about how to get the extra help at or by calling Greene County Social Services 252-747-5932.
Greene County residents who want to apply for help buying food related to Hurricane Florence can only do so in person at Greene County’s designated application site:
October 3 – 5
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lenoir Community College
602 W. Harper St
Snow Hill, NC 28580
October 6 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
October 8 - 11 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Greene County Social Services
227 Kingold Blvd; Suite A
Snow Hill, NC 28580
The site will be accepting applications from Wednesday, October 3 through Thursday October 11, with the exception of Sunday, October 7, when the application site will be closed. Hours for the site are Wednesday, October 3rd – Friday, October 5th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 6th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Also Monday, October 8th – Thursday, October 11th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
While Greene County residents are encouraged to apply at the application site listed above, they can also apply in person in any of the 28 eligible counties. As all application sites are finalized, DHHS will post information on locations and hours of the sites in each county on its People can also dial 2-1-1 for information on application sites in their county.
The state Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people to complete their application ahead of time and bring it with them by downloading the form in English or Spanish from
People who may have a disability or are physically unable to go in-person to apply for help can complete the form located at and send an authorized representative in their place.
Wait times should be anticipated due to the volume of people expected to apply. County officials will do everything they can to process applications as quickly as possible.

” Starting tomorrow, we will have FEMA DSA (Disaster Survivor Assistance) teams in the county conducting damage assessments. These individuals are employed by FEMA and will have proper identification stating who they are. If you have not reported damage caused by Hurricane Florence we urge you to do so by contacting the Greene County Tax Office at (252) 747-2644. “


September 28, 2018
Contact: Ford Porter
Phone: 919-814-2100

Greene Becomes 28th County Eligible for Florence Disaster Assistance


RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper’s request for major federal disaster assistance for Greene County has been approved by FEMA to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Florence.

With the addition of Greene County, 28 counties have now been approved for federal assistance in recovering from Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson. Additional counties are currently undergoing damage assessments and may be added.

FEMA has approved all 28 counties for Individual Assistance, which makes possible rental assistance and Transitional Sheltering Assistance in hotels. It also provides Public Assistance, which allows local governments to be reimbursed for emergency protective measures, debris removal and other costs local governments incurred in responding to the storm. Houses of worship that suffered damage are also eligible to apply for aid under the Public Assistance program.

FEMA’s disaster assistance programs are designed to help with grants for basic repairs to make survivors’ homes safe, sanitary and secure and to provide a temporary place to live while survivors develop their recovery plans.

Anyone with a home damaged by Florence in any county is encouraged to begin the FEMA registration process by calling 1-800-621-FEMA to register via telephone or by visiting to register online. People can also apply at disaster recovery centers opening around the state in hard-hit communities.

As of today, more than 98,000 people have registered for disaster assistance and more than $50 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families. This already exceeds the totals for Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Storm survivors can also apply for temporary help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). For all counties except Greene, people who want to apply must do so in person from Friday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 6, with the exception of Sunday, Sept. 30, when all application sites will be closed. Locations and hours of application sites in each county are available on the DHHS website. People can also dial 2-1-1 for information on application sites in their county.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is working to expand the program to Greene County residents and is awaiting federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Low interest disaster loans from the US Small Business administration are also available to residents in the disaster-declared counties. People who are interested should apply with FEMA. The SBA has opened Business Recovery Centers in Craven, New Hanover, Pitt and Robeson counties.

North Carolinians in these counties can also get temporary jobs working on recovery efforts. To apply for the Hurricane Florence temporary employment program, residents should visit their local NCWorks Career Center, which can be found by visiting

Disaster unemployment assistance is also available for North Carolinians unable to work due to Florence through the NC Department of Commerce’s Division of Employment Security. For more information, people can call 1-866-795-8877 or visit

Additional Information Resources

The statewide NC 211 information line can provide callers with housing, recovery and other storm-related details. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162, or text FLORENCE to 898211. The information line is staffed around the clock to connect North Carolinians to storm resources. Other resources can be obtained by visiting or following NC Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter






The debris removal company will arrive Monday October 15th. Please have your storm debris arranged as described in the flyer below. The debris removal company will be here until the end of October unless the need to stay longer presents itself.


Small Business Administration Help:

Disaster Playbook

NC 15696

Three Ways to Apply

Mosquito Control

This is an update for mosquito control efforts in Greene County NC:
Greene County Department of Public Health mosquito abatement program will begin spraying and larvaciding for mosquito's this Saturday. We are also passing out information about how to avoid being bitten during this mosquito infestation.  This information is on the Greene County Department of Public Health website too.
The mosquito abatement process will begin in the areas of the county that have been determined to have the highest counts of mosquito's at this time.
Bee Keepers have been or are currently being notified of this spraying effort.
We are beginning this process now since Greene County has been added to the Emergency Disaster Area listing and know we will receive reimbursement through the State of North Carolina and hopefully FEMA for this mosquito abatement effort.
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