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Western Regional Leadership & Capacity Building Info Session

January 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Through funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the NC Rural Center is launching the Western Regional Leadership and Capacity Building Initiative in 2021. The initiative will build a diverse regional leadership team in the state’s Western Prosperity Zone and provide leadership training to project teams to identify untapped regional opportunities for economic growth and development.

This program will help an essential North Carolina region broaden its leadership base, enhance community and regional collaborations, and develop strategic, innovative projects to transform the economy.

The results of the work will enable the region to better compete for other national, state, and private resources, including strengthening the quality and reach of grant proposals for Golden LEAF’s anticipated 2021-22 Community Based Grant Initiative (CBGI) in the Western Prosperity Zone.

Golden LEAF’s CBGI supports the building blocks of economic growth in local communities, focusing on communities in a Prosperity Zone. CBGI focuses on projects that address agriculture, workforce preparedness and education, economic investment and job creation, and community vitality. The competitive application process is designed to identify projects that are ready for implementation at the award date and have the potential to make a significant local economic impact.

If you are interested in learning more about this initiative and how to get involved, plan to attend this 45-minute virtual information session led by the Golden LEAF Foundation and the NC Rural Center on Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.


January 26, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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North Carolina Rural Center
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