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


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 will receive and respond to applications for assistance in cycles. Round 1 applications must be received by November 16, 2018. Round 2 applications will be received from November 17 through November 30, 2018. Application cycles beyond Round 2 will be announced later.


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 28 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.


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.