Report Deadline
Prepping for the April 2024 ARPA Expenditure Report
All local governments that received State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), must submit reports to the U.S. Treasury by April 30, 2024 . For many local governments, this ARPA reporting period will cover activity from April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024. Here are a few tips and reminders to consider as you prepare to submit this report: Local governments...
Recruitment
Public Sector Workforce Trends: Younger Workers
Recruiting and retaining talent has become a major challenge for many industries and career fields, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local governments in the Central Pines region faces unique hurdles, including limited funding for marketing open positions, a lack of public trust, and a general disinterest or confusion about local government careers. Despite these challenges, the...
TEST
Water Quality - Why 9-Element Plans are Important for Grant Funding
The 205j Grant Program is one way to fund the development of a 9-Element Watershed Action Plan or Restoration Plan. These plans are important because the state is moving to a model where only projects in watersheds that have a 9-element plan are eligible for 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Grant funds. Want to know if your area is already covered by a watershed action plan? See this map! Below is...
Paper that says introduction
Introducing Central Pines!
Effective September 12, 2023, our organization fully transitioned from Triangle J Council of Governments to Central Pines Regional Council. Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) is now Central Pines Regional Council (CPRC) and we have a new look! We are so excited to integrate the North Carolina state tree, the pine tree, into our name. We chose the pine tree not only because the pine tree is...
Bike lane
Planning for Last Mile Initiatives
There is not a “one size fits all” model for implementation of micromobility and microtransit initiatives. Each of our local government members have special needs and face complex challenges. However, micromobility and microtransit modes are rapidly expanding to help cover “the last mile” and provide an option to communities who are often underserved by public transit, so it is important that...