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Trump to Steer More Money to ‘Opportunity Zones’

President Trump plans to direct federal agencies to steer funding toward certain distressed areas that qualify for a new tax break. The “opportunity zones” were pushed by Senator Tim Scott, left, Republican of South Carolina, and included in last year’s $1.5 trillion tax package.

RALEIGH – The state has included more than 1,600 transportation projects in the  draft 2020-2029 transportation plan , which was released at Thursday’s regular Board of Transportation meeting.

The  State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s proposed funding and construction schedule for projects to be completed during the next 10 years.
CORRECTED Press Release

Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions in the Event of a Lapse in Federal Funding

Washington, D.C., December 21, 2018 ) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
“There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but.......

Government Shutdowns

HUD Closed - HUD Exchange Website Operational

Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. The HUD Exchange website is supported by a cooperative agreement funded under a prior appropriation. Current functions will remain operational but no new functions will be added during the lapse in appropriations. For more information, see HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations .
Upcoming Events
Join the N.C Counts Coalition for a day-long statewide convening about planning and preparing for the 2020 Census.

On January 31, 2019 join the N.C. Counts Coalition for a conference bringing together a broad set of stakeholders from across the State – including racial, ethnic, immigrant, housing, education, health, labor, business, social service organizations, funders, as well as state and local elected officials .
Agency Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day
Planning for 2019? Make n4a’s 2019 Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day a part of that plan!

Join hundreds of other aging advocates in Washington, DC March 5-6 to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

Register today and resolve to enhance your advocacy acumen and aging policy expertise in 2019! Details on the agenda will be released early in the new year.

Apply to Participate in the Leadership Institute TODAY!

Applications for the 2019 n4a Leadership Institute are streaming in. Don't miss this opportunity to take your leadership skills to the next level with n4a members from around the country. But don't take our word for it—read testimonials from attendees of last year's Leadership Institute.

Join AAA and Title VI aging program colleagues on the beautiful campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, from February 20-22, 2019.

Remember in October when the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) passed a historic appropriation totaling nearly $800 million in response to Hurricane Florence? And remember how legislators designated half of the appropriation then but put the rest in reserves so they could strategically assign allocations in November? Well, they kept their  word .
Upcoming Webinar:
January 29, 2019 ~ 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Healthcare and
Public Health Risk Identification and
Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit 

The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit is an objective, data-driven all-hazards risk assessment that can be used by public and private organizations within the HPH Sector to inform emergency preparedness planning, risk management activities, and resource investments. The RISC Toolkit provides owners/operators in the Sector with nationally recognized standards-based evaluation criteria in an easy-to-follow, guided format.
Grants /Funding
Funding Opportunity:
The Creative Give Back
Creative Economic Development Consulting is looking for an economic development project to give up to $25,000 worth of consulting services. Past recipients have included the revitalization of a Young Professionals Network, a community development fund for the City of Graham, and strategies to transition military spouses, exiting members, and veterans into employment in Wayne County. 
Senior Corner
Aging U.S. Population Presents Opportunity for Economic Development

In a recent paper published in the Economic Development Journal, Kenan Institute researchers James H. Johnson, Jr., Allan M. Parnell and Huan Lian assert that an aging population is an opportunity for economic growth........

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