A draft plan for spending nearly $170 million from the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation fund for better resiliency is ready for public comment. Rebuild NC, a state program under the Office of Recovery and Resiliency, says comments -- due Dec. 23 -- should go to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Attn: Mitigation Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709, or in person at a public hearing. Two of them are planned for early December; Rebuild NC says details will be announced. The bulk of the funding eyes property buyouts in floodplains. “North Carolinians who have seen unprecedented storm damage over the last couple of years know we must rebuild stronger and smarter," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "I encourage storm survivors to weigh in during the public comment period so we can continue to get assistance to those who need it." A fact-sheet about the program offers specifics for anyone wanting to better understand mitigation and how the funding could be used.