The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (Isothermal Regional Commission/The Commission) is the council of governments for the Isothermal Region which includes Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina. The membership of the Commission consists of the local governments within the Isothermal Region.
The Commission serves its members and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region’s Area Agency on Aging, Housing Programs, Rural Planning Organization, Workforce Development Board and provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs and Technical Assistance programs. For more information, check out our About page!
Multi-State Virtual Job Fair – October 6
- Click here to update your account at www.ncworks.gov
- Register for the Job Fair at: http://scwgu.easyvirtualfair.com/
- Watch the Jobseeker Tutorial Video: http://tinyurl.com/jobseekertutorial
- Build your Personal Profile and Attach an Updated Resume
Department of Commerce Announces Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program
If your business has experienced extraordinary disruption and has not been able to re-open due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Department of Commerce’s Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance. To qualify to receive these relief funds, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria established by the State.
MURR Program assistance is based on four months of rent or mortgage interest and utility costs at an eligible North Carolina business location during the April – August 2020 time period. The business must have paid these costs in order to receive relief payments from our program, and you’ll be required to show evidence that these payments were in fact made.
The relief amount must not exceed $20,000 per business location, with a limit of up to two business locations per applicant (for a maximum of $40,000 per business).
The total amount of relief funding available for the MURR Program is $40 million. The applications are first come, first served and it is highly likely that some applications will not receive any relief.
Commerce will accept applications for this assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. They are not taking applications yet, but will be soon. Click here to learn more.
Dogwood Announces New Racial Equity Grants – Deadline October 23
Racial Equity Community Grants are designed as a first step from Dogwood Health Trust to infuse capital into historically underfunded organizations whose primary purpose is serving Black, indigenous and communities of color, and whose leadership is representative of the communities they serve. Our goal is to recognize and support the great work and leadership that is already taking place, and help to solidify or expand that work.
Grants of up to $25,000 from this fund may be used for immediate needs, program support, general operating support – whatever applying organizations believe will best support their work and increase their impact. Both 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies are welcome to apply. The online application is quick and easy, and there are minimal reporting requirements.
The deadline for the Racial Equity Community Grants is October 23, 2020. Grant decisions will be made within 30 days, and funds will be distributed in December 2020. Click here to learn more and apply.
Golden Leaf Funding Opportunity – Northwestern Prosperity Zone (McDowell County)
The application process for the Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community-Based Grants Initiative (CBGI) is now open in the Northwestern Regional Prosperity Zone. (Prosperity Zones are state regions established by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.) Each year, the Foundation invites organizations from counties from a different Prosperity Zone to participate. The process is competitive, but organizations from all counties within the Prosperity Zone will have an opportunity to apply.
The counties in the Northwest Prosperity Zone are Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.
The CBGI is designed to identify those projects that are ready for implementation and have the potential to have a significant impact. It is a focused process with grants targeted toward investments in the building blocks of economic growth. Grants are limited to projects that address economic development, agriculture, education, workforce development, infrastructure, and capital costs necessary to create health care jobs.
County managers serve a key role in the process. Each county manager will submit a slate of up to four projects for consideration. Applicants can be 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental entities (county and municipal governments, community colleges, etc.) Grants do not have to be administered or implemented by county government. Grant awards are limited no more than three projects per county and will total no more than $1.5 million per county. Not all proposals will be funded and not all counties are assured to have funded projects.
FEMA Announces Funding Opportunities for $660 Million in Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
FEMA posted funding notices today for two hazard mitigation grant programs for more than $660 million.
The two grant programs, the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, or BRIC, will provide funds to states, local communities, tribes and territories for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness. These programs allow for funding to be used on projects that will reduce future disaster losses.
The funding notices are available on Grants.gov, and the application period opens on Sept. 30.
Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO). Please submit applications at FEMA Go Portal no later than 3 p.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2021. Applications received by FEMA after this deadline will not be considered for funding.
Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant
The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 establishes the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program through long-term mitigation actions. For the program, the agency’s predetermined funding priorities include flood mitigation planning and efforts for repetitive as well as severe repetitive loss properties.
In this application cycle, $160 million is available in Flood Mitigation Assistance grant funds. There is a set-aside of $70 million for community advance assistance and flood mitigation projects. View the Notice of Funding Opportunity at: Grants.gov. Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-20-MT-029-000-99.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grants
The new BRIC grant program is for pre-disaster mitigation activities and replaces FEMA’s existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program.
The BRIC priorities are to:
- incentivize public infrastructure projects.
- incentivize projects that mitigate risk to one or more lifelines.
- incentivize projects that incorporate nature-based solutions.
- incentivize the adoptions and enforcement of modern building codes.
View the NOFO at: Grants.gov. Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-20-MT-047-00-99.
NCDHHS Launches SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App; Available for Download Today
September 22, 2020 – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called ‘SlowCOVIDNC’ today, Sept. 22. The app will help North Carolinians slow the spread of the virus by alerting them when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is completely anonymous and does not collect, store or share personal information or location data.
SlowCOVIDNC, which leverages Google and Apple’s Exposure Notification System (ENS), alerts users who have the app if they have been in close contact with an individual who later tests positive for COVID-19. It is voluntary to download and use and designed to enhance the state’s existing contact tracing efforts. The app completed Beta testing earlier this month and can now be downloaded for free through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
IPDC Full Board Meeting and Regional Economic Development Day – September 15, 2020
Updates to FEMA’s Public Assistance Policies
State, local, tribal, and territorial government entities and certain private non-profit organizations can apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) reimbursements for emergency protective measures taken during the pandemic.
FEMA has published an interim policy, COVID-19 Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance, to clarify eligible work in response to COVID-19. This policy states that for work performed on or after September 15, 2020 FEMA will only consider the activities listed within this policy as eligible emergency protective measures.
This policy dictates that activities related to reopening and increased operating costs will not be considered eligible for Public Assistance funding. Below is a list of activities that FEMA considers to be ineligible for Public Assistance funding in response to COVID-19:
- Reopening of schools
- Funding for PPE, Cloth Facial Coverings, disinfecting and temperature scanning for the regular operation of schools and other public facilities is not eligible for FEMA reimbursement.
- Disinfection of facilities while they are closed and not in use, that have been closed for more than 7 days, or outdoor facilities receiving direct sunlight
- Increased operating costs of government facilities / services including courthouses, prisons, utilities, public housing, or recreation, etc., including PPE, regular cleaning, facility retrofits (plexiglass), and technology for virtual support
- General costs associated with implementing social distancing or other community mitigation approaches in public places or public facilities
- Contact tracing
Click here to read the interim policy that provides a framework, details, and requirements for determining eligibility of work and costs under the Public Assistance program.
CDC Issues Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This Order is effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Under this Order, a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person  with a legal right to pursue eviction or possessory action, shall not evict any covered person from any residential property in any jurisdiction to which this Order applies during the effective period of the Order. This Order does not apply in any State, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this Order. Nor does this order apply to American Samoa, which has reported no cases of COVID-19, until such time as cases are reported.
In accordance with 42 U.S.C. 264(e), this Order does not preclude State, local, territorial, and tribal authorities from imposing additional requirements that provide greater public-health protection and are more restrictive than the requirements in this Order.This Order is a temporary eviction moratorium to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This Order does not relieve any individual of any obligation to pay rent, make a housing payment, or comply with any other obligation that the individual may have under a tenancy, lease, or similar contract. Nothing in this Order precludes the charging or collecting of fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the failure to pay rent or other housing payment on a timely basis, under the terms of any applicable contract.
Under the Order, tenants cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent, provided the tenant signs the Declaration that is attached to the CDC Order certifying that:
- They have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;
- They expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), were not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act;
- They are unable to pay their full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, lay-offs, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses;
- They are using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as their circumstances may permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses;
- If evicted they would likely become homeless, need to move into a homeless shelter, or need to move into a new residence shared by other people who live in close quarters because they have no other available housing options.
- They understand they must still pay rent or make a housing payment, and comply with other obligations that they may have under their tenancy, lease agreement, or similar contract. The understand that fees, penalties, or interest for not paying rent or making a housing payment on time as required by their tenancy, lease agreement, or similar contract may still be charged or collected; and
- They understand that at the end of this temporary halt on evictions on December 31, 2020, their housing provider may require payment in full for all payments not made prior to and during the temporary halt and failure to pay may make them subject to eviction.
The Order does not relieve the tenants’ obligation to pay rent and the tenants must continue to comply with terms under the lease. However, tenants qualifying as “Covered Persons” under the Order cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent in violation of the lease if the CDC eviction protections are invoked (see below). Nothing in the Order precludes the landlords from charging or collecting fees, penalties, or interest as a result of the tenants’ inability to pay rent on a timely basis. Evictions unrelated to nonpayment of rent can still take place, e.g., criminal activity. Any state, local, or territorial area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provides the same or greater level of public-health protection can supersede the Order. Nothing in the Order affects the CARES Act waivers or funding a PHA receives or is utilizing.
- Click here to access the required Declaration, which is available to any tenant who may be subject to eviction for nonpayment of rent. The declaration and signature is on page 6 of the attachment.
- Click here to read the CDC’s notice on the temporary halt.
- What the CDC’s new evictions moratorium means for cities
Whatever Your Reason, Get Behind the Mask
The “Whatever Your Reason” campaign, a new statewide public campaign to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in our collective fight against COVID-19, is being launched today by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). This distinctly North Carolina campaign features real North Carolina people and places and focuses on the personal reasons North Carolinians across the state are choosing, every day, to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Wearing a mask is a simple, effective way to care for our communities and help our economy. I wear a mask to protect my family and loved ones, and because I know my actions contribute to our state’s effort to slow the spread of this virus,” said Governor Roy Cooper.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) For the Provision of Professional Legal Services as the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission Attorney
Isothermal Regional Commission Attorney Beth Miller will be stepping down as the Commissions attorney to concentrate on a smaller legal practice. “We have been fortunate to have the legal experience and expertise in local government law and practice with Beth and we are going to miss her wise and judicious counsel,” said Executive Director Scott Dadson. The search for new legal counsel has begun and a Request for Proposals can be found at the Commissions website or by clicking here for more details. The RFP’s are due to the Commission by September 25, 2020.
North Carolina to Move to Phase 2.5 on September 4
Governor Cooper has announced that the state will move into Phase 2.5 starting Friday, September 4, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Here are some of the key points:
- Mass gathering limits will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors from the current limit of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors.
- Playgrounds may open.
- Museums and aquariums may open at 50% capacity.
- Gyms and indoor exercise facilities, such as yoga studios, martial arts, and rock climbing, as well as skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor basketball, volleyball, etc., may open at 30% capacity.
- Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment facilities, amusement parks, dance halls will remain closed.
- Large venues remain subject to the mass gathering limits.
Here are links for Executive Order 163 and the FAQs for EO 163
Governor Cooper Announces $175 Million to Assist with Rental, Utility Payments and CDBG-CV Grant Program for North Carolinians
On August 25, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced $175 million to help North Carolinians. The announcement includes three programs designed to work together to help people avoid eviction and pay their bills, per the Governor’s direction.
- Eviction Prevention and Utility Payments: Approximately $94 million of the funding will be disbursed by the NCORR to support rental and utility payments and prevent evictions. The funding will be distributed to eligible community agencies around the state that will work directly with North Carolinians on an application and disbursement process.
- Crisis Response and Housing Stability: About $53 million of the funding is designated for the Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Program. The federal ESG-CV money is intended for families experiencing homelessness or who face a more immediate risk of homelessness and will be distributed by similar community agencies handling NCORR’s program.
- Local Government Funds (CDBG-CV): Another $28 million of federal funding will be administered by local governments through the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s CDBG-CV Program.
Department of Commerce Announces CDBG-CV Program
The Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus program (CDBG-CV) is designed to help units of local government respond to and recover from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. CDBG-CV projects must incorporate at least one of the following as an area of focus:
- Support families and communities through telehealth support and other public services.
- Protect the most vulnerable and high-risk populations.
- Assist small businesses with economic recovery.
- Address testing, tracing, and tracking trends.
Additionally, the State has established additional funding priorities for the CDBG-CV grants, including subsistence payments to prevent evictions and utility disconnections, food distribution, testing and diagnosis, and employment training for health care workers on the front lines. The application opened on September 1 and is first-come-first-served. Application instructions and complete information about the purpose and requirements of the CDBG-CV program are available on the Commerce website.
For assistance applying and administering the CDBG-CV program, please contact IPDC’s Economic and Community Development staff. Click here for the staff directory.
FY 2020 Income Limits Summary for IPDC Region
Click here to view the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), definitions for income limits for low-and-moderate-income families per family size for non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas of the state.
- Click here to read “Governor Cooper Announces $175 Million to Assist with Rental, Utility Payments for North Carolinians“
How IPDC Can Help Your Organization
IPDC staff members are prepared to assist with members who are interested in applying for the CDBG-CV program. IPDC can provide technical assistance including project development, grant writing, and grant administration. To contact the staff, please click here for the staff directory.
Region C WDB On-The-Job Training Subsidy Program
If you are an employer and would like to enter into an agreement with the Region C WDB, please use the forms below
Forms for Employers that have entered into the OJT Agreement with Region C WDB
- OJT Eligibility Form
- OJT Training Plan Blank
- OJT Trainee Evaluation Form Blank
- OJT Monthly Report Blank
- OJT Invoice Timesheet Blank
Take a Survey to Bring Broadband to our Region!
Raleigh, N.C. – Secretary of N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) and State Chief Information Officer Tracy S. Doaks is urging the public to participate in the new North Carolina Broadband Survey, launched today by the NCDIT’s Broadband Infrastructure Office.
The five-minute survey was created in collaboration with the Friday Institute at NC State University. The survey can be taken online for users with internet access and by phone for users without service, and will be available in both English and Spanish.
Information gathered using the survey will be used to provide context to the state’s broadband picture, guiding funding opportunities through North Carolina’s Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant program, informing research and policy recommendations, and supporting strategic targeting of additional funding channels.
This project is an extension of NCDIT’s Speed Reporting Tool, which allowed people to report whether they have internet access at their home or business and determine the speeds received at their address.
To access the online survey, visit: ncbroadband.gov/survey. Residents without internet service, but with phones capable of text messaging, can text “internet” to 919-750-0553. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
Residents with land lines or cell phones that do not have texting capability, may call 919-750-0553. The interactive voice response system will guide them through a series of short questions to obtain their address and register it in the database as having no internet capability.
Isothermal Region receives Several Honors in the 2020 NCDOT Mobi Awards!
Innovation Winner: REACH Transit in Shelby
The project was nominated by the Transportation Administration of Cleveland County, Inc. REACH Transit is a fixed route that runs in Shelby. Residents use this public transportation lifeline to get to medical facilities and pharmacies, grocery stores, and a community college. Many people were unable to access these places previously. View our video on this year’s Innovation winner.
Rural Honorable Mention: REACH Transit in Shelby
Tourism Honorable Mention: Thermal Belt Rail Trail: Connecting Great Small Towns
Most Voted Honorable Mention: Thermal Belt Rail Trail: Connecting Great Small Towns (Over 11,000 votes!)
The N.C. Department of Transportation honored communities today that developed the state’s best multimodal projects, including a public transportation service in Shelby and a bridge with a multi-use path connecting Surf City to Topsail Island.
The NCDOT Mobi Awards, which started last year, honor transportation projects that improve the economy and enhance the quality of life in North Carolina communities. Projects had to combine the use of at least two transportation modes such as aviation, bicycle, pedestrian, ferry, public transportation, rail and roadway.
More than 60 projects competed in this year’s NCDOT Mobi Awards.
“Whether we’re building bike and walking paths, making it more convenient for people to use public transportation or finding new ways to safely accommodate travelers on our highways, multimodal projects are an important piece of our transportation present and future,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “And it’s why we’re here today – to celebrate your commitment to multimodal investments and the important role they play in our way of life.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Mobi Awards were presented virtually and are available on NCDOT’s YouTube Channel.
Judges selected winners and honorable mentions from the following categories: Rural, Urban, Tourism and Innovation. For a new category, Most Voted Project, all this year’s entries were placed online so the public could vote for a First-Place winner and an honorable mention.
The 2020 NCDOT Mobi Book, which has detailed descriptions and pictures of all this year’s entries, can be found online.
Judges selected this year’s top projects based on how well projects leveraged public and private investment, contributed to economic development, created long-term jobs, improved public health and quality of life, and made other significant contributions. The event’s organizers were NCDOT, the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar, N.C. Go!, and N.C. State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
Guidance on Customer Payment Plans under Executive Orders 124 and 142
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many hardships on businesses, governments, and citizens alike. Governor Cooper took substantial steps to try to alleviate some of these pressures and hardships, but some of them are reaching the end of their lifespan. For Executive Orders 124 and 142, which placed a moratorium on utility disconnections due to non-payments, it means that some customers are left holding outstanding balances. The link below is an in-depth look at how we should all handle these situations and the options for providing these customers with repayment avenues.
IPDC can help to guide and assist your team during this time. Staff may provide technical assistance, assist with financial questions, help develop payment plans, find financial assistance for small towns, and more.
To discuss how IPDC can help you, please contact Thadd Hodge, Finance Director, by clicking here.
Results from Executive Committee Special Meeting on July 23, 2020, to consider Audit Proposals.
The Executive Committee met in Special Session to consider the award of a contract to Anderson, Smith, and Wike, CPA’s for audit services for Fiscal Years 19-20, 20-21, and 21-22, a three-year contract. In June of this year, the Commission solicited audit firms to bid on this work. The Commission received one bid and two declines. The lateness and timing of seeking the bids, while limiting in submittals for audit services did merit a very good firm in Anderson, Smith, and Wike CPA’s of Asheville. The Firm has a robust audit history and experience with School Boards and Councils of Government. The Executive Committee approved the Awardal of the Contract to Anderson, Smith and Wike for a three-year period with yearly review and negotiations on price. The first year is $25,000. The Executive Committee directed the Executive Director and Finance Director to enter the contract based upon their bid packet.
To review the bids and other information, click on the following links:
- 072320 Agenda
- 072320 Public Notice
- Memo to IPDC Board from Finance Staff on Bids 071720
- Cover Letter from Bidder
- Audit Bid to the Commission 071720
Shelby Housing Office Relocation
Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Shelby Housing Office will be relocating to the Main Office at Isothermal Planning and Development Commission located in Rutherfordton, NC.
The Shelby Housing Office will still be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Housing Counselor for Contracts/Movers, 704-702-1813, Sharanda Brown, email@example.com
- Housing Counselor for Re certification, 704-702-1810, Tomika Merrit, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Income/Household Changes, 704-702-1698, Beth Lytle, email@example.com
- Administrative Support, 828-287-2281, 0, Marilyn Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey
The Isothermal Regional Commission is a partner with the State of North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Appalachian Regional Commission to assist our members in Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell Counties who are part of the Appalachian Regional Commission area. Commission staff are here to work with our membership and applicants who wish to engage the assistance of the ARC in improving the quality of life and economic conditions here in our region. Part of this assistance is the availibility of studies and other data that can assist our membership as they work for the people in our Region.
This study examines state- and county-level data for the 13 Appalachian states from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) and from U.S. Census Bureau population estimates on topics including population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, migration patterns, and veteran status. Additionally, data are provided on types of housing units, home ownership, types of living arrangements, travel time to work and location of work, and income-to-poverty ratio.
To check out this study, go to our Economic, Community, and Workforce Development page at https://regionc.org/regional-development/
Changes to IPDC Housing Choice Voucher Program Offices
Starting Monday, June 8th, IPDC’s Housing Choice Voucher Program will begin in-person client interactions by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Rutherfordton office, located at 111 West Court Street, and the Shelby Office located at 127 W. Graham Street, Shelby. The Marion Office will operative via mail only until further notice. Click here to learn more about IPDC’s Housing Program.
For in-person appointments, all clients must wear a mask and all staff will wear masks. When clients arrive for their appointment, please call the housing office and inform them you have arrived for your appointment. Staff will ask the client to enter the office at that point or ask the client to remain in their car until they are ready to enter the office. Only one person per appointment will be allowed to enter the office to assist with social distancing. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
To contact the IPDC Housing Offices:
Housing Choice Voucher Program (General Information) –(828) 351-2327
Shelby Housing Office (Cleveland County) – (704) 487-0476 ext. 4
Region C Workforce Development Board Labor Market Overview
The Region C Workforce Development Board is pleased to share the latest regional labor market data with the public. While these data trends are disappointing, it is critical to maintain and share this information in order to best understand and respond to the needs of the region particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic. To learn more about the region’s labor market data, please click here.
IPDC Enters Phase 2 and Modifies Service Operations at the Commission
May 22, 2020- The Isothermal Regional Commission (IPDC) will be revising its Service Operations in response to the Governors most recent order [see order here]. From May 22, 2020 at 5pm onward, IPDC will still operate as an essential operation. As such, our offices will be staffed on a limited staff staggered schedule with updated cleaning and sanitizing scheduled. We will, for most of our operations, have staff working remotely. Beginning Monday, June 8th, we will begin client interactions on an appointment only basis. This will allow time for IPDC staffing to secure PPE, start new sanitizing and cleaning contracts, and to review office protocols to include distancing, spacing and office schedules.
Starting Monday, June 8th, we will begin interactions with Clients in Housing by Appointment only and on Tuesdays and Thursdays only at the Rutherfordton office, located at 111 West Court Street, Rutherfordton and the Shelby Office located at 127 W. Graham Street, Shelby. The Marion Office will be by mail only until further notice.
Working Meetings will be done by either conference calls or remote methods to the extent that they are available and user accessible. Public Meetings may be postponed, cancelled, or rescheduled. The IPDC Budget Public Hearing on June 2nd, and June 9th Board of Directors Meeting will be held electronically [please see this link for more information on these meetings]. We post updates to our organization on our web page at www.regionc.org for further information.
Staff Directory is https://regionc.org/contact/staff-directory/. By dialing these extensions, staff on site or working remotely should be able to respond to questions, comments, or concerns.
There are no positions open at this time. Please check our Employment Opportunities Page by clicking here for future opportunities.
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