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State seeks community feedback to identify regional resilience projects 

Public workshop set for Tuesday, Sept. 13

RALEIGH, N.C. – Residents of the Cape Fear council of government are encouraged to attend upcoming public workshops to develop strategies and projects that aim to build future community resilience.

The regional in-person meetings are an opportunity for people who live or work in these areas to weigh in on project ideas to be included in a Regional Resilience Portfolio. These strategies can include natural or man-made infrastructure projects, housing, communications and outreach, planning/policy, analysis or assessments, or any other type of effort that supports the region’s ability to withstand floods, heat waves, and other climate hazards. 

Five to ten prioritized strategies or projects will be included in the final portfolio, which will identify specific ways to help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters and climate hazards.

An initiative of the Regional Resilience Portfolio Program, the regional resilience portfolio is one of two final products created in partnership with each of the nine regional councils of governments. 

The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program serves the council of government in the Cape Fear region. A list of counties for each region can be found on the RISE website, along with a program kickoff announcement.

Cape Fear Regional Resilience Portfolio Project In-Person Public Workshops 
(Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties)
Tuesday, Sept. 13: 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Location: Cape Fear Conference Room at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451
Register: by Sept. 9

The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program is a component of the larger Regions Innovating for Strong Economies & Environment (RISE) Program. RISE is a partnership between the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) and N.C. Rural Center, in collaboration with the N.C. Councils of Governments.

RISE is funded by a $1.1 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant, with support from both NCORR and N.C. Rural Center. The Duke Energy Foundation has committed $600,000 to offer Accelerator Grants to the regions for priority projects identified as an outcome of the program. RISE is managed by NCORR, a division of the N.C. Department of Public Safety. To learn more about the program or what’s happening in each council of government region, visit the RISE website.

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