It has been brought to our attention that some FNS recipients are receiving text messages on their phone that states, “your FNS case is about to close and to click on a link to keep it open”. The text may also state, “you were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP”. This is a “SCAM” in order to obtain the FNS recipients’ personal information. Recipients should not reply to the text, delete the text right away.
As a reminder FNS recipients, should never share social security numbers, bank information, or FNS electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card or PIN number with individuals or organizations that they do not know. If they are not sure about a suspicious request for FNS information they need to contact their local agency.
If you have any questions, please submit them to the Operational Support Team (OST) at DSS.Policy.Questions@dhhs.nc.gov.
RAPID RECOVERY LOAN PROGRAM/ NC RURAL CENTER September 17, 2020
Dear rural partners,
We have exciting news to share. Following the most recent pandemic recovery legislation, signed by the Governor last week, the NC Rural Center continues to support our state’s small businesses and family farms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. As this pandemic persists into the fall, we have adapted and expanded our services to better respond to the ongoing challenges facing North Carolina’s small businesses.
The NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program now allows businesses to borrow up to $250,000 with no payments and 0.25 percent interest for the first 18 months. The loan’s terms have also changed from a 60-month repayment term to a 102-month repayment term. We are urging small businesses and family farms in need of assistance to consider applying for this program to sustain or adapt their business to the realities of the pandemic.
Please help us spread the word about the changes to the Rapid Recovery Program with businesses in your community. The application can be found on the NC Rapid Recovery website. Applicants can contact email@example.com to request help with completing their loan application.
The application deadline for this program is October 15, 2020.
To-date, the loan program has administered more than 1,000 Rapid Recovery loans, totaling more than $37 million. Currently, 64 percent of the approved NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans are to historically underutilized businesses (HUB), which are primarily women- and minority-owned businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 31 percent of employer businesses in North Carolina meet the HUB definition. Additionally, of the loans made, approximately 77 percent have been to businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
I am immensely proud of what this program and partnership has accomplished thus far. The economic resilience of our state depends on our collective abilities to adapt and respond to the changes brought on by the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. These adjustments to the program should help us address the needs of our existing Rapid Recovery clients, as well as expand the number of small businesses we can support.
For information about eligibility, loan terms, and necessary documentation, visit the NC Rapid Recovery FAQs page. For data highlights and to read stories about business owners who have received a Rapid Recovery loan, visit our News & Updates page.
Thank you for all that you do for rural North Carolina.
The Greene County senior center Receives $2500 FROM MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA AND PETSMART CHARITIES® TO SUPPORT CLIENTs and their pets
Funding Will Assist Efforts to Keep Greene County Seniors and Their Pet Together Amid the Pandemic and Beyond
Snow Hill, NC, August 4th, 2020 – The Greene County Senior Center is proud to announce that it has received a $2,500 Meals on Wheels Loves Pets grant through Meals on Wheels America, for its pet support program, the Greene County Senior Center’s Furry Friends Project. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and improved access to care for the pets of Meals on Wheels clients, which can often be a financial and physical challenge for older adults to manage on their own.
“It sad to see Older Adults that no longer have the funds to pay for food or purchase kitty litter, leading them to turn pets out on the street or send them to the local animal shelter. Many of our Home Delivered Meals Clients have pets in their homes that keep them company during the day. “ S. Harrison-Director
Funding for this grant was made possible through a partnership with PetSmart Charities, part of Meals on Wheels America’s strategic effort to combat social isolation and loneliness among seniors across the country. This year, PetSmart Charities’ support allowed Meals on Wheels America to grant $354,500 to 98 Meals on Wheels programs through the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets initiative, which ensures that homebound seniors and their animal companions can live happy, healthy lives together.
“The companionship a pet offers enhances the physical and mental health and well-being of homebound seniors, which is particularly valuable as so many older adults are feeling even more lonely and isolated amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “We’re grateful for PetSmart Charities’ ongoing support, which has allowed us to invest Meals on Wheels Loves Pets grants in more local Meals on Wheels programs than ever before. This support will enable the Greene County Senior Center to provide pet supplies and care to local seniors, making it more feasible for seniors to remain safe and healthy at home with their beloved companions during this public health emergency and beyond.”
ABOUT THE GREENE COUNTY SENIOR CENTER’S FURRY FRIENDS PROJECT Funds will be used for pet food, pet supplies like kitty litter, carriers, leashes, crates, pet food storage, veterinary care, pet grooming, and temporary pet boarding expenses for Home Bound Greene County Senior Citizens at least age 60 and older. Please contact Sharon Harrison-Director at 252-747-5436 for more information or enrollment in the program.
ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
ABOUT PETSMART CHARITIES®
PetSmart Charities, Inc.is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 600,000 shelter pets each year. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting almost $430 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visitwww.petsmartcharities.org.
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Neuse Regional Library COVID-19 Update
For Owners of Temporarily of Partially Shut Down Business, Churches or School Building Water Piping
Water held unused in building pipes while businesses or activities are shut down or have unused floors or sections becomes stagnant. Conditions may develop increasing the risk for the growth and spread of waterborne bacteria, such as Legionella or biofilm, in the building piping. Disinfectant in the water, such as chlorine, will likely dissipate or become undetectable. Actions are necessary to ensure the water in the building is safe as well as taste and odor free before resumption of normal water use. The Center for Disease Control CDC) has very detailed information on reactivating plumbing systems after dormant conditions on its website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html.
SBA Emergency Loan Overview
COVID19 FMLA SICK PAY
EFFECTIVE MARCH 27TH, 2020 INMATE VISITATION WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE INFORMATION
Due to the COVID-19, The Register of Deeds Office procedures have changed. The lobby is open to the public with no access to our office area.
We are serving the public with vital requests and real estate recordings through lobby, by mail, UPS & FEDEX. Notary Oaths and Marriage licenses are
by appointment only. If anyone needs documents that are not on internet, we e-mail or fax copies to them.
The County Elections Office is now closed to the public due to COVID-19 and they have set up a
Dropbox for the public to drop off election forms.
MESSAGE FROM DSS DIRECTOR:
GOLDEN LEAF NC COVID-19 RAPID RECOVERY LOAN PROGRAM
COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF RESOURCES
Due to COVID-19, Greene County Emergency Services Administrative Office will be
CLOSED to the Public starting March 24, 2020 until further notice. Please note during this time
we have temporarily suspended all fire inspections unless an immediate issue needs to be addressed.
If you have any questions or need to speak with someone in the office, please call (252) 747-2544.
GREENE COUNTY PARKS/RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Greene County Tax, Water and GIS Planning Departments Information
Click the following links:
COVID-19 Notice COVID-19 Notice Spanish
The Greene County Senior Center is Closed 03-17-20 Until Further Notice
Effective 04-01-20 staff will be taking service requests & providing assistance over the phone
from the hours of: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
*Call 252-747-5436 to talk to a staff member or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greene County Issues State of Emergency Effective 12:00 Noon March 16, 2020
Greene County, NC – The County of Greene has issued a State of Emergency in response to Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement that all public schools shall remain closed until March 27, 2020. This State of Emergency has no restrictions but allows Greene County to be eligible for federal and state reimbursement for any expenses related to COVID-19 response.
Click Here: COVID-19 Factsheet
COVID-19 Greene County Court Administrative Order