Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Criminal Justice

    • Do you help to expunge records?

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

    • 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?

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

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

    • Is there any conviction that is unemployable?

    • Do you work with female offenders?

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

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

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

    • Who is eligible for Pretrial Release?

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

    • What happens when I go to court?

    • What happens if I violate my release conditions?

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

    • How long will I be in Pretrial Release?

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

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

  • Housing

    • Am I eligible?

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

    • How do I apply?

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

    • Who will complete the repairs on my home?

    • How much will Housing Rehabilitation cost me?

    • How do I apply?

    • Am I eligible?

    • Am I eligible?

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

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

    • 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 will I benefit by participating in this program?

    • If I rent, can I still apply?

  • Member Services

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

    • Where are you located?

    • What types of programs does the PTRC administer?

    • Who administers or oversees the PTRC?

    • How long has the PTRC been in existence?

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

    • What area do you serve?

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

    • How are you funded?

  • Regional Planning

    • What is the Business Investment Fund?

    • BIF Eligibility

    • BIF Requirements

    • BIF Needed to Apply

    • Job Creation and Retention

    • How Can Loan Proceeds Be Used?

    • What Types of Businesses and Industries Should Apply?

    • Interest Rates

    • Fees

    • Collateral

    • Loan Amounts & Range of Terms

    • How Do I Apply?

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

    • How do I schedule a program?

    • Is there a charge for your programs?