We are excited to announce that the nomination forms for this year’s Kerr-Tar Annual Outstanding Local Government Leaders are now available!

This is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals who have made a significant impact in our region. Whether they are colleagues, mentors, or friends, we encourage you to take the time to nominate those who inspire and excel in their local government roles.  Click HERE to view the eligibility criteria.

How to Nominate:

Click HERE to complete the required form.

Submit your completed form by August 16, 2024 to info@kerrtarcog.org or mail them to PO Box 709, Henderson, NC  27536

Nomination Period: July 1, 2024 to August 16, 2024

Awards Banquet: September 26th, 2024 @ the Homestead Festival House, 250 Frank Timberlake Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583.

We look forward to your participation in making this year’s Kerr-Tar Awards Banquet a success. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to email dcox@kerrtarcog.org.

Thank you for helping us honor the exceptional local government leaders in our region!

Housing Assistance Loan Program (Urgent Repair)


The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) has been awarded $264,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2024 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 20 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 $3,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero.  The maximum amount of the loan available is $12,000.

Applications are available starting July 1, 2024 and must be returned to the COG office by 5:00 pm on November 1, 2024.  Clients to be assisted will be selected by January 1, 2025.

The application and program information are available on the Kerr-Tar Regional COG website at www.kerrtarcog.org or by calling 252-436-2040.

The funds provided by the NCHFA for the Urgent Repair Program come from the North Carolina Housing Trust fund.

Assistance Policy


June 2024 Newsletter

Believe it or not, it’s June, and the newest edition of the Kerr-Tar COG Newsletter is up and ready to read.  Make sure to check out the upcoming events and deadlines and mark your calendars accordingly  Click HERE or on the image to read.

Join our Team! Aging Specialist

Aging Specialist 

Kerr-Tar Council of Governments (KTCOG) is seeking an enthusiastic, people-focused, detail-oriented individual for our Aging Specialist. This position is involved in almost all Aging Department activities, from teaching evidence-based classes to enrolling clients for services and helping at community events. Every day is different in this role, and there is a lot of room for creativity and initiative.
The Aging Specialist plays a critical role in the region’s aging support work by performing outreach, oversight and administrative work within the aging department. Work includes providing direct services via partnerships with community based organizations, community outreach and education, providing information and assistance about resources for older adults, participation in community events, participating in annual Medicare enrollment, administering regional Senior Games, and administrative and programmatic support. It is a dynamic and varied position that would be an excellent fit for a person who is familiar with and enthusiastic about older adult services, and enjoys engaging with individuals and groups.

Learn more here.