Budget deal could provide $125 million for Hurricane Matthew relief

More money could be available for Hurricane Matthew relief.

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Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr say that the Senate's two-year budget agreement will allow North Carolina to be eligible for more than $125 million in additional federal assistance for North Carolina's long-term Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

The budget agreement provides roughly $100 million in the form of community development block grant disaster recovery funding, which supports family and community needs.

The agreement also provides roughly $25.5 million in additional federal Highway Administration funds for the repair and reconstruction of roads that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding.

The funding measure still has to be agreed to by the House and signed by the president.