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● Neighborhood College Now Accepting Applications - Residents looking to play a more active role in their neighborhoods and the Durham community should apply now for the 2019 Durham Neighborhood College.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, July 26 and space is limited to 30 participants. Area high school students ages 15 and up as well as Latino residents are encouraged to apply. To learn more please visit http://bit.ly/neighborhood-college
For meal locations text “FOODNC” to 877-877 or call 1-866-348-6479. For more information please contact Linda Harris at 919-560-2370 ext. 26287
● 2019 Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational - The Durham Striders are excited to host and celebrate 19 years of this highly competitive track meet. They are looking for athletes ages 8 and under through 17-18 to enter and participate Friday, July 19th - Sunday, July 21st at the Durham County Memorial Stadium.
For more information on entry deadlines and registrations please visit www.durhamstriders.com/blunteci.
● Your Help Is Needed to Spread the Word About Census Jobs - Recruiting Assistant positions are now available for the 2020 Census. North Carolina pay rates are from $15 - $22 per hour and flexible hours are available. For more information and to apply please visit www.2020census.gov/jobs
● Durham County Summer Reading Program - Beginning June 15th - August 3rd all events for the summer reading program are FREE and open to the public. This season celebrates “A Universe of Stories” with a variety of astronomy and science fiction programs to interest all age groups. For more information please visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org/summerreading
For a full schedule of information sessions please visit: - https://www.dconc.gov/home/showdocument?id=27821
All sessions are free, and the community is invited to attend the following dates:
● East Regional Library - July 18th (6 - 8 p.m.)
● Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - August 22nd (6 - 8 p.m.)
The following seminars will be presented in Spanish:
● Durham County HHS Building - July 23rd (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
● Durham County HHS Building - July 23rd (4 - 6 p.m.)
For additional questions, please contact the Durham County Board of Elections by phone at 919-560-0070 or by email email@example.com.
● SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Small Businesses in North Carolina Affected by Gas Leak Explosion - Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to North Carolina small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the gas leak explosion on April 10, 2019.
Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million. The SBA offers economic injury loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. The rates on theses loan are 4% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Eligibility for these working capital loans are based on the size and type of business and its financial resources. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov. Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline to return economic injury applications is Jan. 30, 2020.
● Get Involved, it’s your County! Durham County Government has approximately 43 active advisory boards referred to as Boards and Commissions. Citizens of Durham County may volunteer to participate by applying for a vacancy. Interested citizens should fill out an application and send it to the Clerk to the Board’s Office. A description of the boards as well as a list of vacancies can be found on the County’s website at www.dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/board-of-commissioner s/boards-and-commissions
● Alert Durham - Sign Up Today - Durham County wants to keep its citizens informed and safe in the case of an emergency. Sign up for Alert Durham to receive notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. To sign up for Alert Durham, visit AlertDurham.com.