2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference – October 11 – 13, 2017 [Raleigh, NC]

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.

For more information, click here.

NCWorks NextGen

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…

The City of Roxboro was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce

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.

2017 NCHFA Urgent Repair Program


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.