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FAST NC (Florence Aid to Students and Teachers, North Carolina)

Introduction

Hurricane Florence caused massive destruction in North Carolina. Students, educators, and school staff members, like so many other members of the community, have suffered as a result of the storm. Helping these children and educators to recover from the storm and continue the processes of teaching and learning are critical steps in restoring their well-being and the well-being of their families and communities.

FAST NC Application Cycles

FAST NC receives and responds to applications for assistance in cycles. First Round applications were received and acted upon in mid-November, and multiple rounds have occurred since. Round 9 applications will be received from March 9 – March 22, 2019. Round 10 applications will be received from March 23 – April 5. Round 11 applications will be received from April 6 – 19. Round 12 applications will be received from April 20 – May 3. Round 13 applications will be received from May 4 – 17.

Purpose

The purpose of FAST NC is to provide funds and in-kind contributions to assist public school students and employees in recovering from the impact of Hurricane Florence. The focus of this support will be on the 34 counties that have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of the damage from Hurricane Florence. Priority will be given to school materials, supplies, and resources that aid students in being prepared for instruction and aid teachers in the restoration of a high-quality learning environment. FAST NC funds are not intended to address needs that are covered by insurance, or county, state, or federal governments.

Eligibility

Entities eligible to receive FAST NC funds include North Carolina public school districts and North Carolina public charter schools who seek to aid students and employees impacted by Hurricane Florence. The actual applicants for these funds must be North Carolina public district, school and public charter school employees. Each application must be signed by the applicant’s principal/school leader (if applicable) and LEA superintendent or public charter school board chair.