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EDA Awards $400K to Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Assistance


EDGECOMBE,  HALIFAX,  NASH,  NORTHAMPTON,  WILSON, NC


The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG) received a $400,000 grant from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist regional local governments in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The UCPCOG is a regional council of governments that includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson Counties, and 41 municipal governments located within the five-county area.

The UCPCOG will utilize the $400,000 funding by carrying out the following activities:

  • Develop aregionaldisaster recovery and resiliency plan
  • Providefundingtocoordinate regionalpandemic-related economic impacts
  • Enhance local government capacity building programs
  • Expand the UCPCOG’s technological capabilities to improve service to member governments

Read the full press release here: EDA Awards $400K to UCPCOG for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Assistance