Local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in Jackson county are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance grants for recovery from Tropical Storm Fred.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides reimbursement to local and state government agencies for the costs of emergency response, debris removal and restoration of disaster damaged public facilities and infrastructure. Houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations may also be eligible for FEMA Public Assistance.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. For more information, contact N.C. Emergency Management, email public.assistance@ncdps.gov or visit NC DPS: Public Assistance.

For more information about Tropical Storm Fred recovery in North Carolina, visit fema.gov/disaster/4617 and ncdps.gov/TSFred. Follow on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.