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Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments Executive Director Inducted into the Georgia Transit Hall of Fame

Grants on track to fix Lucama’s water

UPCOMING EVENTS

REDI 2019 - Now Accepting Applications

North Carolina Senate Page Program

WORKSHOPS

Request for Research Concepts issued by the
Stormwater Group and the NC Water Resources Research Institute

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program 

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

SENIOR CORNER

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
NEWS
Robert Hiett, Executive Director of the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Inducted into the Georgia Transit Hall of Fame

Mr. Hiett served for six years as the Georgia Transit Association’s (GTA) president and he spent more than a decade as its legislative committee chairman. Under his leadership the GTA built a new statewide coalition of rural and urban transportation advocates, successfully advocated for $175 million in new transit funding, and convinced Georgia legislative leaders to begin an overhaul of the state’s transit governance and delivery systems. Mr. Hiett served as the Georgia Association of Regional Commission’s (GARC) designated representative for rural transportation and transit policy for fifteen years, and he served six years as the Georgia State Delegate for the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA).  Mr. Hiett was elected to the Rural Planning Organizations of America (RPO America) executive board in 2016.  

 Grants on track to fix Lucama’s Water

Joe Dooley, a consultant with the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments characterized the status of Lucama’s two grants to improve its water system as “in good shape.”

The town has two grants pending from the State Drinking Water Reserve.....
Snow and Ice

Prepare ahead for winter's worst. Generator exhaust is toxic, and always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Find de-icers that are safer for the environment. Learn more about reducing risks from severe snow or ice.
Upcoming Events
Rural Economic Development Institute 2019 - Now Accepting Applications

The NC Rural Center undertakes a number of efforts to ensure that rural communities are equipped with skilled, committed, and informed leaders. Since its inception, the Rural Center has recognized the vital importance of local leadership to the success of our state’s rural areas. The Center’s flagship leadership program, the  Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI) , has trained nearly 1,200 rural leaders since its creation. REDI offers participants opportunities to grow collaborative leadership skills and rural development strategies to help them return home and make meaningful impact in their communities.

Do you know a rural leader who wants to gain new skills and help their communities grow?
 
REDI 2019 will be held April 2-4, May 7-9, and June 4-6.
 
Applications are due by January 31, 2019.
North Carolina Senate Page Program

The Senate Page Applications for the 2019 Session of the General Assembly are now available.

 This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. It is a week-long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) and 18, to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working on the Senate Chamber floor in the midst of legislative action.
Workshops/Webinars
Request for Research Concepts issued by the
Stormwater Group and the NC Water Resources Research Institute
Fostering community engagement and enhancing community-municipal partnerships to address linkages between stormwater and trash, litter and/or illicit discharges in NC.

Submission Due Date: Feb. 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Grant Opportunities
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Grants Notice

This notice solicits applications for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning (RCORP-Planning). The purpose of RCORP-Planning is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder. The overall goal of RCORP-Planning is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector consortiums (as defined in the “Eligibility Information” section) planning to strengthen their organizational and infrastructural capacity to address one or more of the following focus areas at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels:


North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

Want to be a teacher and need money for college? Apply for NC Teaching Fellows and be awarded up to $4,125 per semester! Deadline is January 7!
 
Senior Corner
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs.


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