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The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office is closed and all in-person meetings are canceled through Friday, May 15th.  Where applicable, meetings will be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Community Development

    • Am I eligible?

    • Am I eligible?

    • Can I be on more than one wait list?

    • Can I fax my re-certification or any type of paperwork?

    • Does the tenant and/or the landlord have to be present for the inspection?

    • How do I apply?

    • How do I apply?

    • How do I go about switching counties to live in?

    • How much will Housing Rehabilitation cost me?

    • How will I benefit by participating in this program?

    • If I rent, can I still apply?

    • Is there a cost to me or to my landlord?

    • What do I need to bring with me to fill out an application?

    • What happens after I have been told I qualify for the Weatherization Program?

    • Who will complete the repairs on my home?

  • Criminal Justice

    • Are any academic or vocational courses offered through Project Re-entry?

    • Are sex--offenders eligible participants for Project Re-entry?

    • Are there any fees involved in Project Re-entry?

    • Do I have to pay to be on Pretrial Release?

    • Do you have a list of employers who will hire someone with a felony?

    • Do you help to expunge records?

    • Do you offer financial assistance for Project Re-entry?

    • Do you work with female offenders?

    • Do you work with people released from the federal prison system?

    • Do you work with people who are on parole, probation, or post-release supervision?

    • How long will I be in Pretrial Release?

    • If I am considered eligible, how do I get approved for Pretrial Release?

    • Is there any conviction that is unemployable?

    • What happens if I violate my release conditions?

    • What happens when I go to court?

    • What if an inmate successfully completes pre-release groups but will not be released to a county offering post-release programming?

    • Where can I get information about my upcoming court date(s)?

    • Who is eligible for Pretrial Release?

    • Who is eligible to become a participant of Project Re-entry?

  • Member Services

    • Does my city, town, or county belong to the PTRC?

    • How are you funded?

    • How long has the PTRC been in existence?

    • How many Regional Councils are there in NC or in the US?

    • What area do you serve?

    • What is a Regional Council and what is its role?

    • What types of programs does the PTRC administer?

    • Where are you located?

    • Who administers or oversees the PTRC?

  • Regional Planning

    • BIF Eligibility

    • BIF Needed to Apply

    • BIF Requirements

    • Collateral

    • Fees

    • How Can Loan Proceeds Be Used?

    • How Do I Apply?

    • How do I schedule a program?

    • Interest Rates

    • Is there a charge for your programs?

    • Job Creation and Retention

    • Loan Amounts & Range of Terms

    • What is the Business Investment Fund?

    • What Types of Businesses and Industries Should Apply?

    • You have a lot of awesome materials. Can I use them, even if I don't live in a Stormwater SMART community?

  • Workforce Development

    • Can you clarify the number of proposal copies that are required?

    • Can you please confirm the % of the budget that should be expended on work based activities?

    • On page 12 and 13, VII. C. Technology and Facilities, is the contractor required to lease office space to accommodate staff?

    • On page 12, should we segregate the summer youth cost from participant costs associated with the year round funding?

    • On page 12, VII. B. Statement of work: It says “A statement of work narrative must be submitted for each separate training program proposed and its various components.” Can you list the separate training programs we can select to submit?

    • On page 17 and 18, H Fiscal Management: Question 2 seems to request information of only the existing service provider. Is this not applicable to a new service provider?

    • On page 31, K. Property Management Requirements: Can the WFDB provide a copy of the existing non-expendable property listing for the youth program?

    • On page 41 Participant Fringe Benefits: Can a contractor pay a staffing company to pay participants versus paying the participants as employees? The participants would be covered under workers compensation in this arrangement.

    • Page 12 Section G – North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certificate Initiative: The National Career Readiness Certificate initiative is a mandatory activity for all WIOA funded programs within the Northwest Piedmont Local Area. Is the CRC mandatory? Please clarify

    • Page 2 in the Important Notice section: To meet that requirement, service providers are required to expend 35% of their budget for work based activities. Please clarify. It was thought that the requirement around work-based learning was 25%, rather than 35%.

    • Where are the existing offices located to support the 7 county area?

    • Will the board consider an email or electronic submission due to the recent adjustments in place due to the corona virus?

    • Would property assets transition to a new contractor if one were selected?