East Carolina University Rural Development Initiative

Organization:
East Carolina University
Amount:
$59,979.78
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Pitt
Description:

The goals of the grant are to: 1) provide specialized training for mid-career rural and community development decision-makers and other professionals so that they may acquire the diversity of skills necessary to better serve the needs of tobacco-dependent communities; 2) engage in collaborative applied research to support the efforts of the Carolina Kenaf Farmers Foundation in introducing a new alternative agro-industrial crop in eastern North Carolina; and 3) integrate and coordinate the region’s rural development dialogue and agenda through a bi-annual rural restructuring conference which will facilitate meaningful exchange and the generation of new ideas among the various rural development leaders and stakeholders.

Contact:
Ms. Holly Hapke Department of Chemistry, Suite 300 Harriot College of Arts & Sciences Greenville, North Carolina 27858 (252) 328-1041
Areas Served:
Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland

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