No. We suggest you contact Legal Aid or an attorney
Do you offer financial assistance for Project Re-entry?
No. Project Re-entry does not provide direct financial assistance to participants, but referrals may be made to organizations in the community that do.
Do you work with people released from the federal prison system?
Yes. Support for federally released inmates may be coordinated through federal probation case managers/officers, or the released individual may contact our offices directly.
Do you work with people who are on parole, probation, or post-release supervision?
Yes. Project Re-entry has a strong relationship with the Division of Community Corrections. We accept referrals from DCC officers or directly from the person under supervision.
Do you have a list of employers who will hire someone with a felony?
No. Project Re-entry works with employers on a case by case basis.
Are any academic or vocational courses offered through Project Re-entry?
A wide range of continuing education courses are offered through Project Re-entry partnerships and local community college systems. Such courses include, but are not limited to: GED, Computer Basics, Forklift, Hospitality, and HVAC. Referrals to partners offering such educational opportunities may be made through Project Re-entry post release programming.
Is there any conviction that is unemployable?
Do you work with female offenders?
Yes, women are eligible for services through Project Re-entry.
Are there any fees involved in Project Re-entry?
There are no fees for services provided by 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?
Division of Community Corrections and/or Project Re-entry staff will make referrals to resources in the inmate's home county prior to release. Inmates are encouraged to contact Project Re-entry post release staff to update the status of their release.
Who is eligible for Pretrial Release?
Most defendants approved for Pretrial Release supervision are charged with non-violent misdemeanor or H/I felony offenses, but cases involving other criminal charges may be considered on a case by case basis.
Defendants charged with child support non-payment are generally not eligible for Pretrial Release. In addition, defendants charged with misdemeanor or felony probation violation are also ineligible unless an assigned Probation Officer requests Pretrial Release intervention.
Where can I get information about my upcoming court date(s)?
Information on upcoming court dates in North Carolina courts may be accessed here.
What happens when I go to court?
When a Pretrial Release participant appears for trial, Pretrial Release staff will provide a report to the Court that outlines the defendant's compliance with the program and may recommend sentencing options. For a defendant who successfully completes Pretrial Release, this report may advocate for minimum sentencing options. For a defendant who has violated or not fully completed with Pretrial Release, the report may recommend more severe or maximum sentencing options.
What happens if I violate my release conditions?
Defendants who violate Pretrial Release conditions may be terminated from the program, re-arrested, and placed under a bond up to three times the original release amount.
At the discretion of Pretrial Release staff, termination from the program may be suspended in lieu of stricter supervision requirements or a higher level of rehabilitation intervention (i.e., residential substance abuse treatment).
Do I have to pay to be on Pretrial Release?
There is no cost for participation in Pretrial Release.
How long will I be in Pretrial Release?
Average length of stay is 3-6 months for defendants charged with misdemeanor offenses and 9-12 months for defendants charged with felony offenses.
If I am considered eligible, how do I get approved for Pretrial Release?
Defendants are approved for Pretrial Release in two ways: judicial bond modification order and magistrate referral.
In a limited number of cases in selected county programs, a magistrate may order a defendant to Pretrial Release at the time of arrest as an added condition of an initial bond.
In most cases, defendants who are incarcerated due to an inability to post bond are screened by Pretrial Release staff for potential participation in the program. Screenings are conducted through comprehensive interviews with the defendant and/or the defendant's family and a criminal history background check. Factors considered include:
Community risk (i.e., victims)
Medical, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues
Once Pretrial Release staff determines a defendant is a good candidate for Pretrial Release, the case is presented to a presiding judge and the District Attorney's Office for consideration. If approved, the presiding judge orders Pretrial Release as part of a bond modification which may include an unsecured bond or reduced secured or cash bond.
Who is eligible to become a participant of Project Re-entry?
All inmates who have up to 18 months left on their sentence and are housed in prison facilities that offer Project Re-entry pre-release programming are eligible.*Upon successful completion of the pre-release group series, graduates earn post-release services as available in partner counties.
Project Reentry also works with ex-offenders released from prison within the last 30 days and those referred directly by the NC Department of Public Safety’s Division of Prisons and/or Division of Community Corrections. Contact local post-release program staff for more information.
* On a case by case basis, ex-offenders released from prison within the last 30 days may be eligible for services. Contact local post-release staff for more information.
Am I eligible?
As many as 160,000 households in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties are eligible for weatherization services. If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services. In other cases, preference is given to:
People over 60 years of age
Families with one or more members with a disability
Families with children
One of the primary factors affecting eligibility is income. 2017 (200%) Poverty Income Guidelines are shown below.
Maximum Annual income
If you believe you may be eligible or are interested in finding out more about the program, please fill out this quick interest form and one of our Weatherization Specialists will contact you to answer your questions and determine if you are eligible. You can also call our office at (336) 904-0338 any time between 8 am and 4:30 pm on Mondays through Fridays, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. The entire application process usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
What happens after I have been told I qualify for the Weatherization Program?
If you are eligible, the PTRC will put you on a waiting list for services. The time on the waiting list can vary depending on the time of the year and the number of other households that have applied. The average wait time varies between 6 and 12 months. However, people most in need are often moved to the top of the waiting list.
The first step in the process is a professional energy consultation. This "energy audit' is an assessment of your home's energy use and an analysis of which energy conservation measures are best for your home. Such measures may include additional insulation, weather-stripping, caulking, servicing of the heating or air conditioning unit, hot water conservation measures or more. Work does not include new roofing or siding.
Once our workers arrive to weatherize your residence, work is typically completed within a day or two. During the work stage, PTRC inspectors will return to make certain that everything is working properly and that nothing was missed.
How do I apply?
It is easy to find out if you are eligible and to apply for Weatherization Assistance. Please call us at (336) 904-0338 or complete our Initial Interest Form.
Is there a cost to me or to my landlord?
There is no cost to the homeowner. However, if you are currently renting, you are required to request $275 from the landlord to go towards the cost of weatherizing the dwelling.
Who will complete the repairs on my home?
A licensed General Contractor and crew will work hand-in-hand with a PTRC Rehabilitation Specialist, ensuring the repairs conducted on your home coincide with NC State Building Code and program guidelines.
How much will Housing Rehabilitation cost me?
There is no cost to the homeowner. If you are approved, you could receive assistance in the form of an interest-free, deferred loan, forgiven at $3,000 a year, to pay for the necessary repairs.
How do I apply?
It is easy to find out if you are eligible and to apply for Housing Rehabilitation. Please call us at (336) 904-0338 or complete our Initial Interest Form.
Am I eligible?
Are you or a family member elderly (62 years +)?
Are you or a family member disabled?
Are you a veteran?
Do you own your home?
Do you have a child or children under the age of 6 and there is a lead based paint hazard in your home?
If yes to any of the above questions, you may qualify.
Am I eligible?
Are you or a family member elderly (62+)?
Are you or a family member disabled?
Do you have children under the age of 16 in the household?
Are you a veteran?
Are you certified homeless?
If yes to any of the above questions, you may qualify.
What do I need to bring with me to fill out an application?
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program:
Valid Photo ID for all household members
Social Security Card for all household members
Proof of income for all household members
These documents are NOT required to fill out an application, but you will need to know the social security number for each household member listed on the application. You will need to provide copies of these documents when you reach the top of the list.
How do I go about switching counties to live in?
You will need to speak with your housing representative in the county which you receive assistance. That county rep will need to fax documentation to the appropriate county (where you wish to move) rep. Once we receive the documentation, we will meet with you to get the transfer completed. This would be a port voucher.
If you wish to move counties within our jurisdiction – Davie to Yadkin, You would need to speak with your current county representative.
Can I be on more than one wait list?
Yes, you will need to fill out an application for each waiting list you wish to be on.
Can I fax my re-certification or any type of paperwork?
Re-certification paper work will NOT be accepted via fax. Tenants must re-certify face-to-face in the county office by the given deadline. They may however, fax support documents. For example, if they need to fax in income verification, it will be accepted via fax. We need original signatures on the re-certification paperwork.
Does the tenant and/or the landlord have to be present for the inspection?
Landlord or his designee can be present for any RTA/New Tenant Inspection. If the unit is tenant occupied, the tenant may be there instead. Some landlords choose to leave the property open for the landlord, so it is not required that they are present.
Tenant or someone 18 years of age or older must be present for any Re-certification Inspection.
How will I benefit by participating in this program?
Weatherization reduces your energy bills for a long time. Some measures such as insulating your walls or roof can provide you with savings for 30 years or more. Others, such as making your heating or air conditioning more efficient, will provide savings for 10 to 15 years. The US Department of Energy has documented that the average energy bill is reduced by $215 per year following weatherization measures.
If I rent, can I still apply?
Absolutely. Weatherization is often completed on rental units. Single family homes, mobile homes, and apartments are all eligible. However, if you rent, you must get permission from your landlord.
What is a Regional Council and what is its role?
A Regional Council is a voluntary association of local governments authorized by state law to make and implement joint regional decisions, provide management, planning and technical services to local governments, identify and solve short and long-term problems best addressed at the regional level, and bring together local elected officials on a regular basis, giving them an opportunity to form working relationships.Regional Councils are regarded as local governments without taxing or police authority.
Where are you located?
The PTRC is located at 1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive in Kernersville. Our office is located just off of Highway 66 South in Kernersville, about a quarter of a mile south of Interstate 40.
What types of programs does the PTRC administer?
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council serves its members and the citizens of the region by administering programs related to aging, criminal justice, housing, economic development, management services, regional planning, and workforce development. The PTRC is strongly service oriented and our programs are driven by membership needs. The PTRC employs approximately 70 full time staff members.
The PTRC acts as a division of local government and is governed by a Board of Delegates and an Executive Committee. Each member of the PTRC appoints an elected official to serve on the Board of Delegates. The Board sets policy and appoints the Executive Director who manages the affairs of the PTRC. There are 74 members of the PTRC Board of Delegates.
The Executive Committee is composed of twenty eight delegates; one delegate from each member county and a delegate from one member municipality in each county. The cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington (municipalities of 50,000 plus people) are also guaranteed a seat on the PTRC executive committee. The Executive Committee is authorized to act for the Council on all matters other than the adoption of the annual budget and the adoption of the annual program of work.
PTRC Officers for 2018 are:
Chairman, Steve Yokeley, Mount Airy
Vice Chairman, Kevin Austin, Yadkin County
Treasurer, Jimmy Blake, Biscoe
Secretary, Don Truell, Davidson County
Past Chair, Nate Hall, Caswell County
Matthew Dolge serves as Executive Director of the PTRC.
How long has the PTRC been in existence?
We are celebrating 50 years of regionalism!
The Piedmont Triad planning region was initially formed as an eleven county area in 1968, known as the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments. It included Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties, and was based in Greensboro NC. Throughout the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, regional councils were primarily responsible for processing federal grants. In the late 1970’s, federal grant money decreased rather drastically. Regional councils of governments were forced to reevaluate their missions and become more nimble in responding to the needs of their members.
In large part due to the changing role of regional councils, the Piedmont Triad region split into two councils of government in 1979. The five westernmost counties – Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin – became the Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments, and the six eastern counties -- Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham – continued to function as the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.
In 2001, Governor Easley issued an Executive Order authorizing Montgomery County to be merged into the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments following the dissolution of the Pee Dee Council of Governments. The PTCOG became a 7 county planning region.
In 2010, talks began in earnest about merging the two councils of government in the Piedmont Triad. Local leaders realized that the political boundaries of the two separate COG’s no longer represented the functional and economic structure of the region, and that there needed to be a uniform approach to coordination and planning with the Piedmont Triad region. In an unparalleled show of regional cooperation and initiative, the region was officially reunited in July of 2011. Now, one regional council – the PTRC -- serves the entire 12 county area of the Piedmont Triad region of NC.
Does my city, town, or county belong to the PTRC?
The PTRC is one of the largest regional councils in NC serving 74 member governments. Click here to view a listing of our members and the delegate to the PTRC.
What area do you serve?
We serve NC’s region G – the Piedmont Triad Region – which consists of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties.
How many Regional Councils are there in NC or in the US?
North Carolina is served by 16 regional councils.Regional councils have been operating in the state since 1972 to assist members in administration and planning and to proactively work on issues of regional interest.
Across the US, there are more than 500 regional councils, although naming conventions may differ by state.In some areas, they are known as Councils of Government (or COGs), Lead Regional Organizations (or LROs), or sometimes Planning Commissions or Planning Associations.
How are you funded?
The PTRC budget is approximately $33.4 million with 75% of the revenue coming from federal sources. Another 17% of revenue comes from state sources, and the remaining 8% of funding is from local sources, including membership dues and fees for technical and management services. Our largest program is the Area Agency on Aging which passes through funds to counties and to non-profits for services to the elderly. The PTRC receives both state and federal funding for administering workforce development, housing, and criminal justice programs. Other state funding, typically in the form of grants, assists with regional planning and water resources programs
What is the Business Investment Fund?
The Piedmont Triad Regional Development Corporation's (PTRDC) Business Development Fund is available to new small businesses or expanding existing businesses to stimulate business development, create employment opportunities, encourage community engagement, and improve living conditions for residents in eligible areas.
The investment fund is a locally controlled source of capital used to finance start-ups and expanding small and medium sized businesses here in the Piedmont Triad.
The PTRDC investment fund will provide the funding needed to make the highest impact possible for our member communities and partners, which will retain and attract young adults in our communities and revitalize vacant and underutilized commercial and industrial properties.
Our focus is to provide loans for private enterprises including small businesses, non-profits, and co-operatives located in low to moderate income areas of the 12 counties of the Piedmont Triad: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin.
Financing is available for most business needs including: inventory, equipment, machinery, intellectual property, and other fixed assets. If the project involves construction, Federal Davis-Bacon wage rates must be paid. Project must be coupled with other funds, as well as other lending sources.
BIF Needed to Apply
A preliminary and final application are required;
A business plan including three years financial projections;
Project must result in the creation of permanent jobs;
Most recent appraisal for land/real estate, if applicable;
Personal Financial Statement;
Proof of equity injection;
Commitment letter from participating lender, if applicable;
Signed environmental questionnaire, if applicable;
Letter of denial from bank, e-mail or other documentation;
Compliance with all federal, environmental, and state rules and regulations;
Executed credit consent;
and a Credit Report.
Job Creation and Retention
The number of jobs created/retained against amount loaned must be at least 1 job for every $20,000 loaned. 20% of jobs created will be paid wages/salaries that exceed the county average by 2
How Can Loan Proceeds Be Used?
To purchase land
To purchase buildings
To construct new buildings
To renovate existing buildings
To purchase machinery and equipment
To provide working capital
What Types of Businesses and Industries Should Apply?
Manufacturing and Logistics
Environmental and Maintenance Services
Interest rates are variable from: - Prime - 0.75% to Prime +5%
Miscellaneous fees incurred in the process of approval and closing (i.e. credit inquiries, mortgage filings, U.C.C. searches and filings, appraisals, title work, attorney fees, etc. are the responsibility of the borrower but may be added to the loan).
Loans are secured by the best collateral position available and can be subordinated. Personal guarantees of the owner(s) of the business and/or operation entities are required. Any owner of 20% or more of a business interest must personally guarantee the loan.
Loan Amounts & Range of Terms
Typical loans range from $200,000 to $600,000. Funds are limited. Other amounts higher or lower may be eligible and will be decided on a case by case basis.
The loan will provide the following range of loan terms:
Land and Building: 10-20 years
Machinery and Equipment: 5-10 years
Inventory and Intellectual Property: 5-7 years.
Principal payments may be deferred if cash flow projections do not show ability to pay principal right away, but must follow additional required procedures for modifying loan terms. There is no penalty for pre-payment.
How Do I Apply?
The first step is meeting with loan staff to determine if the proposed project meets program guidelines. If the project is found to have merit and a sound possibility for success, the prospective borrower is asked to complete a preliminary application and submit it to the PTRDC.
Decisions concerning approval or disapproval of loans, terms, and interest rates are made by the Loan Committee whose members represent all areas within the Piedmont Triad region.
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