The purpose of the 2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference (SFT) & Expo is to showcase the latest and greatest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies, including data driven solutions. The SFT is a source of on-the-ground experiences for increasing fleet efficiency and sustainability, while reducing emissions and costs.
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On September 23, the Town of Butner will come to life with a nostalgic WWII atmosphere as we salute the 75th Anniversary of one of our Nations’ largest WWII training camps, Camp Butner. Click here for more details.
Please click here to view the September calendar for workshops offered at the local career centers.
Kerr-Tar TAC/TCC will meet on Thursday, August 24, 2017. We will meet from 3-5pm at the KTCOG office, 1724 Graham Ave, Henderson, NC.
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Please click here to view the August calendar for workshops offered at the local career centers.
Kerr-Tar WDB’s services for young adults, funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), have been re-branded as NCWorks NextGen. The new brand supports an effort among North Carolina’s 23 Workforce Development Boards to collectively communicate impact of WIOA Title I programs for young adults. The tagline included with the new logo is Your Future Starts Here. Click here to read more…
Sue Lundburg, the Education Attorney at the State Board of Elections and Ethics would like to share the latest newsletter with you. Click here for the full newsletter.
Please click here to view the July calendar for workshops offered at the local career centers.
The City of Roxboro was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce – Main Street & Rural Planning Center as one of 39 North Carolina communities to have received accreditation from the National Street Center for meeting commercial district revitalization performance standards. The COG shares in this accomplishment with the City of Roxboro. Roxboro is a member municipal government served by Kerr-Tar. To view the complete press release from the Department, click here.
HOUSING REPAIR ASSISTANCE
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) has been awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2017 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist residents in the counties of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren. The Urgent Repair program finances emergency home repairs for homeowners who are elderly or have special needs and whose incomes are below 50% of the median for the area. Only repairs that address imminent threats to the life and/or safety of occupants of the dwelling unit or accessibility modifications will be performed under the program. A total of 13 households are projected to be assisted.
In the Urgent Repair Program, one or two critical problems may be repaired, but the entire house is not addressed. Examples of work typically done under this program include roof or HVAC system repair, well or septic system repairs, adding accessibility features like ramps, bathroom grab bars and wider doors.
The COG will provide assistance, to those whose homes are selected for repairs, in the form of a loan. Homeowners will receive an unsecured deferred, interest-free loan, forgiven at a rate of $1,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero. The maximum amount of the loan available is $8,000.
Applications are available starting July 1, 2017 and must be returned to the COG office by 5:00pm on September 1, 2017. Clients to be assisted will be selected by November 1, 2017.
Click here for the application.
Click here for the program assistance policy.
The funds provided by the NCHFA for the Urgent Repair Program come from the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund.