Dare County gets three major grants from NC Disaster Relief and Mitigation Fund

By on June 9, 2024

Duck Living Shoreline and Resiliency Project was a recipient of North Carolina Emergency Management grant.

Three Dare County entities were among the recipients of North Carolina Emergency Management’s first-round grants for the 2023 Disaster Relief and Mitigation Fund (DRMF). The announcement was made on June 4.

The DRMF was authorized by the 2023 Appropriations Act, providing $30 million in funding availability to support the development of more resilient communities across North Carolina.

State agencies, units of local government, non-profit organizations, and public authorities, as defined in N.C.G.S. 159-7 were eligible to apply for this opportunity.

The eligible categories of work authorized for this grant include:
  • Flood mitigation efforts to stabilize the area and reduce future damages.
  • Ensuring transportation resilience against natural disasters.
  • Pre-development assistance to provide small and underserved communities with technical assistance to identify and design shovel-ready projects related to disaster relief and flood mitigation.
  • Financial assistance with local cost share to draw down federal funds on approved federal mitigation grants.

“I would like to thank all of the applicants for taking the time to submit well thought out and actionable projects that will reduce North Carolina’s vulnerability to natural disasters” said NCEM Director Will Ray. “It takes all members of a community to come together to find solutions to the disasters that threaten our state.”

The Dare County recipients are:

  • Duck – Living Shoreline-NC12 Resiliency–$1,000,000
  • Dare County – Old Lighthouse Road Stormwater Improvement–$770,000
  • Dare County—Frisco Volunteer FD—Fire Station Resilient Design–$425,000

For a full list of recipients visit ncdps.gov.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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