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LEADERSHIP

     Advocacy Committee  

N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

Click on each item to download a PDF version of the document.

 

Advocacy Committee Conference Call — 10:30 a.m. January 13, 2016

Call-in Number: 800-832-0736     Conference Room: 1302795

Memo

Policy Briefing (draft): North Carolina's Natural Resource Economy

Committee Conference Call — 3:00 p.m. December 4, 2015

Call-in Number: 800-832-0736     Conference Room: 1302795

Memo: Advocacy Issue Briefs — Process and Timeline

Advocacy Issue Briefs

Results: 2015 Advocacy Survey

2015 Regional Advocacy Meetings: Findings and Analysis

What is the status of the Rural Center?
The Rural Center is a private nonprofit organization with a mission that has not changed: to develop sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life in rural North Carolina.

In the fall of 2013, the Rural Center entered into an agreement with the State of North Carolina that transferred all grants funded with state appropriations to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The center will now focus on a number of initiatives that create opportunities for rural people and their communities. These efforts will include programs designed to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, increase lending to small businesses and develop rural leaders.

Which programs will the Rural Center continue to operate?

 

N.C. Small Business Credit Initiative

Microenterprise Loan Program


Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship

Leadership Development

The loan programs are continuing to accept applications and the Leadership Development program recently began accepting applications for the 2014 Rural Economic Development Institute.

Moving forward, will the Rural Center offer grants?
Not in the short term. The grant programs once administered by the Rural Center have transferred to the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Does the Rural Center receive state funding?
No.

Is the Rural Center involved with the new public/private economic development partnership being developed by the N.C. Department of Commerce?
No. The Rural Center operates independently as a private 501 (c)(3).

If I have a question about a grant, whom should I ask?
A number of former Rural Center employees have transitioned to become state employees:



Melody Adams, Director, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0090


melody.adams@nccommerce.com



 

Chris Cannady, Contracts Administration & Information Reporting Manager, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0048
Christopher.Cannady@nccommerce.com
 
George T. Collier, Program Manager, Economic Infrastructure Program

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0056


george.collier@nccommerce.com


Marquis Crews, Program Manager for N.C. STEP, Community Mobilization, CDC and Research and Development Grants

N.C. Department of Commerce


919-715-0063


marquis.crews@nccommerce.com


Hazel Edmond, Program Manager, Building Reuse and Restoration Program

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0061

hazel.edmond@nccommerce.com



 

Keith Krzywicki, Staff Engineer for Critical Needs Water and Sewer Projects

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0067

keith.krzywicki@nccommerce.com


Joyce Spivey, Grant Management Accountant, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0080
joyce.spivey@nccommerce.com
 

Julie Haigler Cubeta, supervisor, State and CDBG-Infrastructure Program, Division of Water Infrastructure

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

919-707-9189

julie.cubeta@ncdenr.gov

 

Stacey Starkey, associate, State and CDBG-Infrastructure Program, Division of Water Infrastructure

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

919-707-9193

stacey.starkey@ncdenr.gov

 

 


If these employees transferred to the N.C. Department of Commerce, who works for the Rural Center?
Please see our staff listing. We would love to hear from you.

I would like to apply for a new water and sewer grant or building reuse grant. What should I do?
These grant programs have transitioned to the N.C. Department of Commerce. New program rules, eligibility information, application materials, intake deadlines and information about the award process will be available from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

I have a current grant and need reporting forms. Where can I find them?
Right here.

What is next for the Rural Center?
The Rural Center is steadfastly moving forward, building partnerships, creating new initiatives and polishing and refining our most cherished programs. This is an ongoing process; as it unfolds, there will be opportunities for our Rural Partners to contribute their thoughts and talents to this endeavor and to help shape the future work of the center.

I have a question that I don't see listed here. Whom should I contact?
Please give the Rural Center a call at 919-250-4314 or check our staff listing and write us an email.

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

     Advocacy Committee  

N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

Click on each item to download a PDF version of the document.

 

Advocacy Committee Conference Call — 10:30 a.m. January 13, 2016

Call-in Number: 800-832-0736     Conference Room: 1302795

Memo

Policy Briefing (draft): North Carolina's Natural Resource Economy

Committee Conference Call — 3:00 p.m. December 4, 2015

Call-in Number: 800-832-0736     Conference Room: 1302795

Memo: Advocacy Issue Briefs — Process and Timeline

Advocacy Issue Briefs

Results: 2015 Advocacy Survey

2015 Regional Advocacy Meetings: Findings and Analysis

What is the status of the Rural Center?
The Rural Center is a private nonprofit organization with a mission that has not changed: to develop sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life in rural North Carolina.

In the fall of 2013, the Rural Center entered into an agreement with the State of North Carolina that transferred all grants funded with state appropriations to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The center will now focus on a number of initiatives that create opportunities for rural people and their communities. These efforts will include programs designed to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, increase lending to small businesses and develop rural leaders.

Which programs will the Rural Center continue to operate?

 

N.C. Small Business Credit Initiative

Microenterprise Loan Program


Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship

Leadership Development

The loan programs are continuing to accept applications and the Leadership Development program recently began accepting applications for the 2014 Rural Economic Development Institute.

Moving forward, will the Rural Center offer grants?
Not in the short term. The grant programs once administered by the Rural Center have transferred to the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Does the Rural Center receive state funding?
No.

Is the Rural Center involved with the new public/private economic development partnership being developed by the N.C. Department of Commerce?
No. The Rural Center operates independently as a private 501 (c)(3).

If I have a question about a grant, whom should I ask?
A number of former Rural Center employees have transitioned to become state employees:



Melody Adams, Director, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0090


melody.adams@nccommerce.com



 

Chris Cannady, Contracts Administration & Information Reporting Manager, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0048
Christopher.Cannady@nccommerce.com
 
George T. Collier, Program Manager, Economic Infrastructure Program

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0056


george.collier@nccommerce.com


Marquis Crews, Program Manager for N.C. STEP, Community Mobilization, CDC and Research and Development Grants

N.C. Department of Commerce


919-715-0063


marquis.crews@nccommerce.com


Hazel Edmond, Program Manager, Building Reuse and Restoration Program

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0061

hazel.edmond@nccommerce.com



 

Keith Krzywicki, Staff Engineer for Critical Needs Water and Sewer Projects

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0067

keith.krzywicki@nccommerce.com


Joyce Spivey, Grant Management Accountant, Rural Grants/Programs

N.C. Department of Commerce
919-715-0080
joyce.spivey@nccommerce.com
 

Julie Haigler Cubeta, supervisor, State and CDBG-Infrastructure Program, Division of Water Infrastructure

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

919-707-9189

julie.cubeta@ncdenr.gov

 

Stacey Starkey, associate, State and CDBG-Infrastructure Program, Division of Water Infrastructure

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

919-707-9193

stacey.starkey@ncdenr.gov

 

 


If these employees transferred to the N.C. Department of Commerce, who works for the Rural Center?
Please see our staff listing. We would love to hear from you.

I would like to apply for a new water and sewer grant or building reuse grant. What should I do?
These grant programs have transitioned to the N.C. Department of Commerce. New program rules, eligibility information, application materials, intake deadlines and information about the award process will be available from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

I have a current grant and need reporting forms. Where can I find them?
Right here.

What is next for the Rural Center?
The Rural Center is steadfastly moving forward, building partnerships, creating new initiatives and polishing and refining our most cherished programs. This is an ongoing process; as it unfolds, there will be opportunities for our Rural Partners to contribute their thoughts and talents to this endeavor and to help shape the future work of the center.

I have a question that I don't see listed here. Whom should I contact?
Please give the Rural Center a call at 919-250-4314 or check our staff listing and write us an email.