Rural Partnerships

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Hometown Strong will expand its partnerships to serve all 80 rural counties. In addition to our regular support of local priorities, Hometown Strong will work with NC Pandemic Recovery Office to focus on key initiatives that help small towns and rural areas recover from health and economic impacts of COVID-19. During a time when large in-person meetings are no longer advisable, 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.

                Possible Partnerships

Connecting with resources for surplus equipment

Creating practical plans for downtown revitalization

Inventorying water infrastructure assets  

Improving outdoor recreation and health through parks and greenways

Utilizing local libraries for hot spot check-outs to expand broadband connectivity

Partnering with military bases on utilizing local suppliers

Celebrating the unique history, arts, and culture of a community

Increasing resiliency to storms

Providing technical assistance for tax re-evaluations

Upgrading streetscapes and expanding transportation options

Recruiting local talent to public service jobs

Assisting with census counts