On June 22, 2015, FEMA approved the Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan serves as an update to existing mitigation plans within a five county study area including Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Lenoir and Jones Counties, with Pitt County serving as the lead agency for the planning effort. The plan not only impacts each County, but also each municipality located within the five-county region. Through the regional planning effort, hazard issues are addressed specifically for each County as well as the Region overall. With the plan approval, all participating jurisdictions are eligible applicants for grant funding administered by FEMA. The plan is approved for a period of five (5) years, to June 21, 2020.