Welcome to the
Lumber River Council of Governments
We are one of North Carolina's 16 Regional Councils established to support community development within the counties we serve. Our region - Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland Counties - has a rich cultural heritage and history. We believe that our people are our most valuable regional asset. Through our programs and services, we seek to celebrate the uniqueness of our culture while also focusing on our common community and economic future together.
We invite you to learn more about us and our region through the programs and services we offer. Please tour our website or visit us at our office located in ComTech Park outside Pembroke, North Carolina.
North Carolina Tomorrow /
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The North Carolina Association of Regional Councils is leading a collaborative partnership with assistance from the US Economic Development Administration, North Carolina Department of Commerce -Division of Community Development and the US Department of Housing & Urban Development to create a statewide Strategy for Comprehensive Economic Development (CED) for North Carolina. Lumber River Council of Governments partnered with Cape Fear and Mid Carolina COGS to develop the CEDs for the eleven county region served by the Southeastern Economic Development Commission. Please click on the following link to read these important aspects of this project. Please contact Jan Hester Maynor at Jan.Maynor@lrcog.org or by phone (910-272-5052) with any questions or concerns.
The Lumber River Workforce Development Board Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) PY 2016 Plan is available for public comment for 30 days. A copy of the plan is available at the Lumber River Council of Governments for public viewing.
Submit written comments to the attention of: Blondell McIntyre at email@example.com or by mail at 30 CJ Walker Road, COMtech Park, Pembroke, NC 28372.
Click here for the Lumber River Workforce Development Board PY2016 Plan
(Please note: plan is 172 pages long)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH SERVICES
FOR ROBESON COUNTY
The Lumber River Workforce Development Board is soliciting proposals for the following program to be funded with Title I (B) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:
Youth Program Services to provide a comprehensive year-round service delivery system for eligible youth, ages 16-24. Proposals should be designed to provide the 14 Program Elements (Tutoring/Study Skills, Alternative Secondary School Services, Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences, Career Pathway Services, Occupational Skill Training, Leadership Development, Supportive Services, Adult Mentoring, Follow-up Services, Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurial Skills, Labor Market Information and Transition Skills) as specified by WIOA Policy.
Projected funding availability along with the proposal packages will be released on May 25, 2016. Questions or requests for RFP packages to be mailed should be directed to Patricia Hammonds (910) 775-9764 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal submission deadline will be June 8, 2016, at 12:00 p.m.
Final funding decisions will be made by the Lumber River Workforce Development Board, which reserves the right to consider the most advantageous offers and reject any and all offers. Written notification of operation selection will be provided to each entity submitting a RFP. For more information about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Funded Programs, please reference to www.nccommerce.com.
Click here for the Lumber River WDB WIOA OSY PROGRAM PY 2016-17 Request For Proposal.
Lumber River Council of Governments
30 CJ Walker Road
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: 910-618-5533 Fax: 910-521-7556