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NC Housing Authorities Get Federal COVID-19 HUD Grants PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 29 May 2020 13:24

The Department of Housing and Urban Developmentfor local housing authorities across North Carolina in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Operation Fund, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was supported by Senator Tillis. It will provide North Carolina communities with financial resources to manage and maintain resident services, as well as support and respond to the coronavirus pandemic in public housing.

A breakdown of the funds distributed to North Carolina is below.

 

Recipient

City

Award Amount 

Ahoskie Housing Authority

Ahoskie

$                         56,934.00

Andrews Housing Authority

Andrews

$                         15,703.00

Asheboro Housing Authority

Asheboro

$                       111,421.00

Ayden Housing Authority

Ayden

$                       119,043.00

Belmont Housing Authority

Belmont

$                         40,709.00

Benson Housing Authority

Benson

$                       138,299.00

Bladen Housing Authority

Bladenboro

$                         49,642.00

Bladenboro Housing Authority

Bladenboro

$                         41,172.00

Brevard Housing Authority

Brevard

$                       111,390.00

Burlington Housing Authority

Burlington

$                       251,130.00

City of Albemarle Department of Public Housing

Albemarle

$                       116,806.00

City of Shelby, Department of Housing

Shelby

$                         80,179.00

Dunn Housing Authority

Dunn

$                         62,148.00

Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority

Goldsboro

$                       440,626.00

Elizabeth City Housing Authority

Elizabeth City

$                       149,223.00

Fairmont Housing Authority

Fairmont

$                         29,374.00

Farmville Housing Authority

Farmville

$                       136,849.00

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority

Fayetteville

$                       515,646.00

Forest City Housing Authority

Forest City

$                         83,287.00

Hamlet Housing Authority

Hamlet

$                       132,364.00

Hendersonville Housing Authority

Hendersonville

$                       101,845.00

Hot Springs Housing Authority

Hot Springs

$                         21,731.00

Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte

Charlotte

$                       162,844.00

Housing Authority of the City of Concord

Concord

$                       127,405.00

Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro

Goldsboro

$                       786,191.00

Housing Authority of the City of Greensboro

Greensboro

$                       450,337.00

Housing Authority of the City of Greenville

Greenville

$                       620,090.00

Housing Authority of the City of High Point

High Point

$                       765,027.00

Housing Authority of the City of Kinston

Kinston

$                       458,558.00

Housing Authority of the City of Lumberton

Lumberton

$                       494,357.00

Housing Authority of the City of New Bern

New Bern

$                       210,895.00

Housing Authority of the City of Raleigh

Raleigh

$                       774,882.00

Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington

Wilmington

$                       763,287.00

Housing Authority of the City of Wilson

Wilson

$                       448,375.00

Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem

$                       871,034.00

Housing Authority of the County of Wake

Zebulon

$                       317,197.00

Housing Authority of the Town of Beaufort

Beaufort

$                         35,939.00

Housing Authority of the Town of Mount Airy

Mount Airy

$                         61,453.00

Housing Programs of the Town of Murphy

Murphy

$                         34,789.00

Kings Mountain Housing Authority

Kings Mountain

$                         80,572.00

Lenoir Housing Authority

Lenoir

$                         98,829.00

Lincolnton Housing Authority

Lincolnton

$                       142,375.00

Madison County Housing Authority

Mars Hill

$                         22,500.00

Madison Housing Authority

Madison

$                         36,246.00

Mars Hill Housing Authority

Mars Hill

$                         19,462.00

Marshall Housing Authority

Marshall

$                         21,849.00

Mid-East Regional Housing Authority

Williamston

$                       125,260.00

Monroe Housing Authority

Monroe

$                       147,749.00

Mooresville Housing Authority

Mooresville

$                         37,591.00

Morganton Housing Authority

Morganton

$                       167,888.00

Mount Gilead Housing Authority

Mount Gilead

$                         17,061.00

Mount Olive Housing Authority

Mount Olive

$                         13,759.00

North Wilkesboro Housing Authority

North Wilkesboro

$                       103,299.00

Northwestern Regional Housing Authority

Boone

$                         46,598.00

Oxford Housing Authority

Oxford

$                       136,592.00

Pembroke Housing Authority

Pembroke

$                       158,361.00

Plymouth Housing Authority

Plymouth

$                       113,030.00

Princeville Housing Authority

Tarboro

$                           5,184.00

Redevelopment Commission of the Town of Tarboro

Tarboro

$                         92,429.00

Roanoke Rapids Housing Authority

Roanoke Rapids

$                         86,593.00

Roanoke-Chowan Regional Housing Authority

Gaston

$                       244,007.00

Robersonville Housing Authority

Robersonville

$                         53,432.00

Robeson County Housing Authority

Lumberton

$                       153,454.00

Rockingham Housing Authority

Rockingham

$                       130,671.00

Rocky Mount Housing Authority

Rocky Mount

$                       593,250.00

Rowan County Housing Authority

Salisbury

$                       150,581.00

Roxboro Housing Authority

Roxboro

$                       135,284.00

Sanford Housing Authority

Sanford

$                       194,401.00

Selma Housing Authority

Selma

$                       102,577.00

Smithfield Housing Authority

Smithfield

$                       118,229.00

Spruce Pine Housing Authority

Spruce Pine

$                         36,562.00

Star Housing Authority

Star

$                         13,515.00

Statesville Housing Authority

Statesville

$                       314,087.00

The Graham Housing Authority

Graham

$                       112,803.00

The Housing Authority of the City of Durham

Durham

$                    1,202,203.00

The New Edenton Housing Authority

Edenton

$                         36,361.00

The New Randleman Housing Authority

Randleman

$                         47,406.00

The New Reidsville Housing Authority

Reidsville

$                         51,653.00

Thomasville Housing Authority

Thomasville

$                       166,526.00

Town of Chapel Hill Department of Housing

Chapel Hill

$                       162,170.00

Troy Housing Authority

Troy

$                         45,088.00

Valdese Housing Authority

Valdese

$                         64,026.00

Vance County Housing Authority

Henderson

$                         45,304.00

Wadesboro Housing Authority

Wadesboro

$                         99,119.00

Washington Housing Authority

Washington

$                       288,708.00

Waynesville Housing Authority

Waynesville

$                         34,055.00

Whiteville Housing Authority

Whiteville

$                         30,549.00

Williamston Housing Authority

Williamston

$                         84,693.00

 

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North Carolina Receives Federal COVID-19 Employment and Training Grant PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 29 May 2020 09:46
North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) requested the funds, which were awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. North Carolina is among a number of states and territories receiving these national Dislocated Worker Grants, which are funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“While our state is focused on making sure North Carolinians are healthy and safe, we also want to enhance their economic security,” N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland said. “To support our state’s recovery, we will use these resources to help people find new jobs that provide vital services and to pay for needed job training, so that both workers and employers can thrive.”  
 
Through the grant, eligible North Carolina residents may receive certain employment services or workforce training for industries that are hiring workers.
 
Opportunities funded by the grant will vary depending on local needs, but may include: 
On-the-Job Training (OJT), in which a wage reimbursement incentive may be provided to a business to help offset the cost of training a new employee with limited skills.   
Temporary Employment, in positions that either conduct humanitarian assistance and public health duties (such as contact tracing and delivery of food and medical supplies to those in need) or assist with disaster clean-up and sanitizing areas to prevent the spread of disease. Employers for these positions must be either nonprofit organizations or government agencies. 
Occupational Skills Training and Supportive Services, including short-term training to dislocated workers, allowing them to pivot into jobs that are in-demand and services that provide transitional support to ensure jobseekers have the tools they need to be successful entering a new career.  
 
To administer this grant, DWS will partner with 14 participating local workforce development boards (WDBs) that, collectively, serve 59 counties. These boards include:
Cape Fear WDB (Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties);
Capital Area WDB (Wake and Johnston counties);
Centralina WDB (Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties);
Charlotte Works WDB (Mecklenburg County);
Cumberland WDB (Cumberland County);
Eastern Carolina WDB (Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties);
Gaston WDB (Gaston County);
Guilford WDB (Guilford County);
High Country WDB (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, Yancey, Mitchell and Wilkes counties);
Kerr-Tar WDB (Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties);
Lumber River WDB (Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties);
Mountain Area WDB (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties);                                           
Piedmont Triad Regional WDB (Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties); and
Regional Partnership WDB (Alamance, Montgomery, Moore, Orange and Randolph counties).
Workers may be eligible for participation in the grant by being temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of COVID-19, or by meeting certain other criteria. 
 
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses. DWS has recent experience administering federal grants of this type, in partnership with local workforce development boards, including grants that came in the wake of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. 
 
For more information about participating in the grant, employers in counties served by a participating local Workforce Development Board should contact that board, which can be found at www.ncawdb.org/local-boards/.
Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2020 09:48
 
Wilmington Man Gets 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Crimes PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:34

RALEIGH– A Wilmington man was sentenced on May 23, 2020 to 150 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 1000 grams or more of heroin, possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, William Gethers, 49, was involved in the importation and distribution of heroin and cocaine into Wilmington.  Between May and September 2019, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice Division made several undercover purchases from Gethers.   On September 10, 2019, detectives served a search warrant on a “stash house” in Wilmington where Gethers had approximately 39,000 bags of heroin, 9 ounces of cocaine and more than $10,000.00.  Additionally, detectives searched his residence on Prices Lane and found an additional $44,000.00 and two handguns.  During a follow up investigation, law enforcement seized an additional $148,050.00 that had been hidden in Gethers’ home and in banks accounts.  The total amount of drug proceeds seized was more than a quarter of a million dollars.  During the course of the investigation, law enforcement uncovered that Gethers was responsible for importation and distribution of more than 5 kilograms of heroin.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Severo  prosecuted the case.  This case was part of the OCDETF investigation “White Rabbit” focusing on a drug trafficking organizations involved in the importation of Heroin and Methamphetamine into Eastern North Carolina.

 
NC Airports Get Federal Help To Counter COVID 19 Downturn PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:31

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $238.7 million to North Carolina’s airports to assist continued operations and save workers’ jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

“North Carolina’s airports have seen a dramatic decrease in passenger travel due to COVID-19. This unprecedented travel reduction has drastically impacted airport revenues putting operations and jobs on the line,” said Senator Thom Tillis. “The $238 million in CARES Act funding for North Carolina will help ensure airports across the state have the resources necessary to maintain operations and payroll as we continue to work together to get through this crisis.”

 

This funding will support continuing operations and replace lost revenue resulting from the sharp decline in passenger traffic and other airport business due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds are available for airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.

 

A breakdown of the funds distributed to North Carolina airports is below.

 

Charlotte

Charlotte/Douglas International

CLT

$135,568,960

Raleigh

Raleigh-Durham International

RDU

$49,591,593

Wilmington

Wilmington International

ILM

$19,841,323

New Bern

Coastal Carolina Regional

EWN

$18,670,874

Greenville

Pitt-Greenville

PGV

$18,067,663

Greensboro

Piedmont Triad International

GSO

$16,416,302

Asheville

Asheville Regional

AVL

$14,409,270

Jacksonville

Albert J Ellis

OAJ

$3,257,082

Fayetteville

Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field

FAY

$2,968,903

Concord

Concord-Padgett Regional

JQF

$2,149,846

Hickory

Hickory Regional

HKY

$157,000

Statesville

Statesville Regional

SVH

$157,000

Winston-Salem

Smith Reynolds

INT

$157,000

Beaufort

Michael J Smith Field

MRH

$69,000

Burlington

Burlington-Alamance Regional

BUY

$69,000

Erwin

Harnett Regional Jetport

HRJ

$69,000

Goldsboro

Wayne Executive Jetport

GWW

$69,000

Kinston

Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field

ISO

$69,000

Lenoir

Foothills Regional

MRN

$69,000

Lexington

Davidson County

EXX

$69,000

Louisburg

Triangle North Executive

LHZ

$69,000

Manteo

Dare County Regional

MQI

$69,000

Monroe

Charlotte-Monroe Executive

EQY

$69,000

North Wilkesboro

Wilkes County

UKF

$69,000

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional

RWI

$69,000

Rutherfordton

Rutherford County-Marchman Field

FQD

$69,000

Salisbury

Mid-Carolina Regional

RUQ

$69,000

Sanford

Raleigh Exec Jetport at Sanford-Lee County

TTA

$69,000

Smithfield

Johnston Regional

JNX

$69,000

Southern Pines

Moore County

SOP

$69,000

Southport

Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin F

SUT

$69,000

Albemarle

Stanly County

VUJ

$30,000

Andrews

Western Carolina Regional

RHP

$30,000

Asheboro

Asheboro Regional

HBI

$30,000

Clinton

Clinton-Sampson County

CTZ

$30,000

Currituck

Currituck County Regional

ONX

$30,000

Edenton

Northeastern Regional

EDE

$30,000

Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City CG Air Station/Regional

ECG

$30,000

Elizabethtown

Curtis L Brown Jr Field

EYF

$30,000

Elkin

Elkin Municipal

ZEF

$30,000

Franklin

Macon County

1A5

$30,000

Gastonia

Gastonia Municipal

AKH

$30,000

Jefferson

Ashe County

GEV

$30,000

Kenansville

Duplin County

DPL

$30,000

Lincolnton

Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional

IPJ

$30,000

Lumberton

Lumberton Regional

LBT

$30,000

Mount Airy

Mount Airy/Surry County

MWK

$30,000

Oxford

Henderson-Oxford

HNZ

$30,000

Reidsville

Rockingham County Nc Shiloh

SIF

$30,000

Roanoke Rapids

Halifax-Northampton Regional

IXA

$30,000

Roxboro

Raleigh Regional at Person County

TDF

$30,000

Shelby

Shelby-Cleveland County Regional

EHO

$30,000

Siler City

Siler City Municipal

SCR

$30,000

Spruce Pine

Avery County/Morrison Field/

7A8

$30,000

Wadesboro

Anson County - Jeff Cloud Field

AFP

$30,000

Wallace

Henderson Field

ACZ

$30,000

Washington

Washington-Warren

OCW

$30,000

Whiteville

Columbus County Municipal

CPC

$30,000

Ahoskie

Tri-County

ASJ

$20,000

Engelhard

Hyde County

7W6

$20,000

Hatteras

Billy Mitchell

HSE

$20,000

Kill Devil Hills

First Flight

FFA

$20,000

Mount Olive

Mount Olive Municipal

W40

$20,000

Ocean Isle Beach

Odell Williamson Municipal

60J

$20,000

Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island

W95

$20,000

Plymouth

Plymouth Municipal

PMZ

$20,000

Rockingham

Richmond County

RCZ

$20,000

Star

Montgomery County

43A

$20,000

Sylva

Jackson County

24A

$20,000

Williamston

Martin County

MCZ

$20,000

Maxton

Laurinburg-Maxton

MEB

$1,000

Tarboro

Tarboro-Edgecombe

ETC

$1,000

 

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