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Hometown Strong is an initiative that offers a more personal and hands-on approach for state government’s reaction to the needs of North Carolina’s rural communities. Hometown Strong creates a partnership between state agencies and local leaders to champion rural communities. The effort leverages state and local resources, identifies ongoing projects and community needs, and implements focused plans to boost the economy, improve infrastructure and strengthen North Carolina’s hometowns.

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COVID-19 Update and Resource Information for Rural Communities

 

 

Hometown Strong will expand its partnerships to serve all 80 counties immediately. In addition to our regular support of local priorities, Hometown Strong will work with the new NC Pandemic Recovery Office to focus on key initiatives that help small towns and rural areas recover from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. During a time when large in-person meetings are no longer advisible, Hometown Strong will combine the use of socially distanced one-on-one visits and online meeting tools to build and maintain partnerships with rural communities.

Let's Get to Work!

 

"Helping rural North Carolina thrive is one of my top priorities," Governor Roy Cooper said. "Families in rural communities aren't looking for mandates from Raleigh - they want state government to listen and help when asked. We'll listen to local leaders to make sure they're getting the support they need to help their communities prosper."

We're on our way to your community! 

Hometown Strong will expand its county partnerships to serve all 80 rural counties. Working with the new NC Pandemic Recovery Office (NC PRO), the team will focus on key initiatives that help small towns and rural areas recover, including:

  1. Improving access to health care
  2. Economic planning for commerical revitalization
  3. Remote learning support for students and workers. 

Exlore the map for more information on counties we have worked with.