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Rural Counts Webinar Series: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Rural Counts Webinar Series: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

In March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, allocating $1.9 trillion dollars to help America recover and build back from the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina received nearly $18 billion for local governments, fiscal recovery, broadband...
Legislative Tracker

Legislative Tracker

The North Carolina Rural Center’s advocacy platform, Rural Counts: 10 Strategies for Rural North Carolina’s Future, presents a framework for creating a stronger rural economy in the context of a rapidly changing state. Within these strategies, the Rural Center will...
Jones Street Journal

Jones Street Journal

  The results are in…well, for the most part. The 2020 Election is officially over, well, for the most part. As you read this, ballot counting is finishing up, and we know already that there will be a recount for the State Supreme Court Chief Justice race. North...
Voter Engagement Resources

Voter Engagement Resources

While much attention is placed on our presidential elections every four years, other electoral races, like municipal races, take place every year in our own backyards. Exercising your right to vote in the November general election is critically important, but it is...
Rural Talk 2020

Rural Talk 2020

  Rural Talk: An Advocacy Speaker Series was a 5-part webinar series hosted by the NC Rural Center’s advocacy program, Rural Counts. Rural Talk brought together the voices, expertise, and perspectives from thought leaders at the national, state, and local levels,...