The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments in conjunction with Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments will be hosting a Resiliency Workshop on November 12, 2019 in Wilson. This workshop will be facilitated by staff with the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The purpose of the workshop is to convene governmental, private, and non-profit partners with experts to help shape priorities of the State’s Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan (Executive Order 80). This workshop will help the Department share information about impacts and solutions as well as learn from communities about their greatest resiliency challenges in order to guide future state resiliency planning and investments. If interested in participating in the workshop, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLY9M28
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KERR-TAR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR COMPREHENSIVE ADULT, DISLOCATED WORKER YOUTH, ONE-STOP OPERATOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments Workforce Development Board announces the release of a ‘Request for Proposals’ to provide employment and training services for One-Stop Operator, Adult Dislocated Services and Young adults ages 16-24 with barriers to employment in the areas of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren Counties. Comprehensive services shall be provided under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for Program Year 2020 (July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021).
An Information Session will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
at Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, 1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson, NC for potential bidders to present questions and
receive additional information. A teleconferencing option is also available during the Information Session (888-636-3807, Access Code is 7668349). Interested parties who have not received a copy of the RFPs should email email@example.com to request RFP copies. Copies are also available at www.kerrtarcog.org.
Registration is now underway for the 7th Annual Tour de Vance bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019. The ride has been growing steadily since its inception, drawing families and first-timers in addition to the most seasoned of cyclists for four separate cycling events.
This year’s ride will help VGCC’s Endowment Fund to support scholarships for students enrolled in Health Sciences programs at the college. Programs include Associate Degree Nursing, Radiography, Practical Nursing, Histotechnology, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology.
Proceeds from this year’s ride will also go to the Vance County United Way. The organization’s goal is to support the work of local public service agencies such as the Addition Recovery Center for Men, Community Partners of Hope, Smart Start, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Life Line Outreach and the Harold Sherman Adult Day Center.
Several different options are available for cyclists. The 9-mile “fun ride” is ideal for youth, families and beginners. A 20-mile course suits riders ready for a bit more distance. Experienced cyclists can choose a 31-mile “Forest and Farmland” circle route through the country or a 62-mile “metric century” that adds to that 31-mile circle route an out-and-back spur to the Kerr Lake area.
The rides will start and finish at VGCC’s Main Campus, located off Interstate 85 and Poplar Creek Road at 200 Community College Road in Henderson.
All riders can register through the Vance-Granville Community College website at vgcc.edu/tourdevance. Online registration will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18. On-site registration will be an option at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
The 9-mile ride will cost $10 for each rider. The 20-mile ride will cost $20 for those who register by Sept. 9, increasing to $25 thereafter. The 31-mile and 62-mile (or “metric century”) rides will cost $30 for those who register by Sept. 9, increasing to $40 thereafter.
“Vance-Granville is honored to once again be associated with an event that has become such a success and a symbol of our college’s 50-year history of community involvement,” said Eddie Ferguson, director of the VGCC Endowment Fund. “Joining forces with the United Way means that we can make an even bigger impact, raising funds for good causes while promoting the importance of exercise and good health.”
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The 62-mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m., the 31-mile ride at 9:30, the 20-mile ride at 10 a.m., and the 9-mile ride at 10:30 a.m. Law enforcement will accompany riders on the 9-mile route.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Eddie Ferguson at (252) 738-3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments has been awarded $200,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (“NCHFA”) under the 2019 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (“URP19”). This program provides funds to assist very-low and low- income households with special needs in addressing housing conditions which pose imminent threats to their life and/or safety or to provide accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement of very-low and low- income homeowners with special needs such as frail elderly and persons with disabilities. A total of 20 households are projected to be assisted under URP19.
The KTRPO will be holding a joint TAC/TCC meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments’ offices located in Henderson.
Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation
The NC FIRST Commission is tasked with evaluating North Carolina’s current and future transportation investment needs and advising the Secretary of Transportation of new or better ways to ensure that critical financial resources are available in the future.
The NC FIRST Commission would like your feedback as it gets started on work to recommend how to modernize transportation revenues. Share your thoughts by July 31, 2019. Surveys may be completed via the following: https://publicinput.com/ncfirst