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Regional Leadership and Capacity Building

Golden LEAF’s Community-Based Grants Initiative (CBGI) is designed to identify projects with the potential to have a significant impact within a specific Prosperity Zone. It is a focused process with grants targeted toward investments in the building blocks of economic growth. Golden LEAF funds are limited to projects that address job creation and economic investmentagriculture, and workforce preparedness.

NC Rural Center is currently partnering with Golden LEAF to provide training and coaching to project teams in the Southeast Prosperity Zone. The counties in the Southeast Prosperity Zone are Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, and Wayne. Rural Center’s training and coaching will help broaden the region’s leadership base, enhance community and regional collaborations, and support the development of strategic, innovative projects that will transform the region’s economy.

If a project team wants coaching from the Rural Center, they should contact Golden LEAF directly. You can also sign up for email updates and register for upcoming trainings and events here.

To learn more about our project team coaching and timeline, click here.