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New Bern Awarded $5M FEMA Grant For Stanley White Rec Center Repairs


“Stanley White Recreation Center has been a staple in the community for generations. It’s been a way for people of all ages to come together to exercise, to play, to learn, to get to know one another, and to grow. We are incredibly thankful for this FEMA grant and for the hard work of Senator Thom Tillis and our staff. This money will help us not just rebuild a rec center, but rebuild a community after a devastating loss.” ~Mark Stephens, City Manager 

Tillis Announces $5 Million Grant to City of New Bern for Stanley White Recreation Center Repairs
Senator Tillis’ Office Met with City of New Bern and Pushed for Funding 

Monday, May 11, 2020
Daniel Keylin or Adam Webb | (202) 224-6342 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding the City of New Bern a $5,629,986.75 million grant to repair damage to the Stanley White Recreation Center from Hurricane Florence. 

Senator Tillis’ office met with officials from the city of New Bern on the funding request and pushed FEMA to award the grant. 

“New Bern suffered widespread damage from Hurricane Florence, including severe damage to the Stanley White Recreation Center,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to have worked with the city of New Bern to advocate this grant so we can begin repairs to this important community staple.”