LGBT Cultural Competency Training

Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has developed a LGBT cultural competency training program called Pride in Care NC thanks to a Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Civil Money Penalty grant. The training will target skilled nursing facility staff and skilled nursing facility resident advocates over the next three years. Staff training is vitally important and skilled nursing facilities across the country are recognizing…

Capitol Corner July 2020

CENTRALINA APPLYING FOR U.S. DOT BUILD GRANT Centralina has applied for nearly $499,560 in planning assistance under U.S. DOT’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, Transportation Discretionary Grant Program. The request is to fund the development of a regional, bi-state Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Vision and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Strategic…

World Elder Abuse Day: How You Can Get Involved

Launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) provides an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of the mistreatment of older persons. To combat elder mistreatment, we must increase awareness of the…

Centralina Workforce Development Board Partners to Create an Innovation Approach to Serve Career Seekers and Employers in a COVID-19 World

Centralina Virtual Career Marketplace Career Fair held for Iredell County/Lake Norman How do you connect individuals seeking jobs with local employers looking to hire talent during a global pandemic? By using an innovative and creative solution to make it happen! On June 4-5, 2020, 25 employers from Iredell County and the Lake Norman area participated…

Capitol Corner June 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives is readying an infrastructure bill with plans to consider it on the House floor in late June or early July. New House rules on remote work require committees to hold a virtual hearing before they can hold a virtual markup, and a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee held a hearing…

Capitol Corner May 2020

The Senate resumed at the end of April and the House will start back May 11. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that her starting point for next relief package (Phase 4) is up to $1 trillion in aid for states and local governments that allows making up for lost revenues. She and Senate Majority Leader…

Ready to Restart: Local Government Planning Guide

Is your city, town or county prepared to safely reopen? Throughout the coronavirus crisis, local governments across the Centralina region adjusted operations to provide essential services, information and emergency response. As we begin to ramp up in-person municipal and county operations in an era of our “new normal,” we encourage our members to consider these…