Planning & Inspections

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) has received the following application for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of FEMA’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

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Craven County is currently involved in the administration of a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funded by the NC Division of Emergency Management. During the course of the project, the County will require legal services from a private firm. The County has received notice of a grant award which will be utilized to undertake the expedited acquisition for approximately six (6) residential structures located in Craven County.

If your firm is interested in providing professional legal services to Craven County for this program, a detailed Request for Proposals can be obtained by emailing The deadline for receipt of proposal submittals is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2020.  Craven County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages proposals from historically underutilized businesses, including minority- and women-owned firms.


The objectives of the Planning and Inspections Department are to help promote and coordinate the orderly growth and development of lands within the county, aid in the orderly development of county government, and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community through proper planning techniques and accurate enforcement of building codes and regulations set by the State of North Carolina and Craven County.


The information contained in the following pages was valid at the time of publication. Craven County reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no legal responsibility for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies on this site.

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