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  • Dear Potential Bidders of WIOA Adult/DW Services and One-Stop Operator: Based on recent direction from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), Mountain Area Workforce Development has discovered there were several typographical errors in the Request for Proposals (RFP) released on January 18, 2017 for Provision of Adult and Dislocated Worker WIOA services and One-Stop Operator for the Local Area.  As a result of these typographical errors in this RFP, the Board will extend the deadline for receiving letters of intent to bid on this procurement until Friday, May 19 at 5:00 pm for those who attended the bidders conference. The typographical errors have been corrected as follows: Any references to there being zero cost reimbursement for the One-Stop Operator portion of this procurement has been removed from the RFP.  There are no other changes to the RFP.    

  • Mountain Area Workforce Development Board submits the DRAFT Local Area Workforce Plan for 2017 for public review and comment.  The DRAFT Plan will be available for public comment beginning on Friday, April 28, public comment will be received for the next thirty (30) days until Monday, May 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  All public comments shall be sent to nathan@landofsky.org or to Nathan Ramsey, Director, Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each Workforce Development Board (WDB) to develop and submit, in partnership with the local chief elected official, to the state a comprehensive four-year plan, which was submitted in May, 2016. Annually, each WDB will provide updates to the four-year plan. The WIOA Program Year (PY) 2017 Plan will provide current information and be effective July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. The Comprehensive Four-Year Plan (PY 2016) will be maintained and updated, as appropriate.

  • Why Invest in Economic Development? An overview of federal economic development. From Jeff Finkle, CEcd, International Economic Development Council

  • The ARC State Investment Fact Sheets are now available! North Carolina Fact Sheet. Appalachian Region. For all other states click here.

  • We want to hear from you! To best address internet coverage in the region, we have two short surveys, one for residential use and one for businesses. The information you provide will help us as we look at future possibilities for broadband connections. Click here for the surveys.

  • Request for Proposals for Comprehensive Disaster Recovery, Financial and Grant Management Support, and Pre-Disaster Cost Recovery Planning Services - Click here for more details.

  • Request for Proposals for Stormwater Control Measure Projects for the Town of Black Mountain - Click here for more details.

  • SAVE THE DATE - On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Area Agency on Aging's Ombudsman Program and Buncombe County Health & Human Services will be hosting the Buncombe County World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Walk. The Walk will take place at Carrier Park from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. For more information contact Julia Gibson at 828.251.6622 or julia@landofsky.org. Sign up here.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council's Board of Delegates would like to welcome our new Affiliate Members: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Mars Hill University.

  • The 2016 - 2017 Henderson County Senior Services Directory is now available online.

  • The Retired and Senior Volunteer Services (RSVP) Program has closed. For volunteer opportunties other than the Foster Grandparent Program or Senior Companion Program, contact Hands On Asheville Buncombe, Volunteer Transylvania, or 2-1-1. Thank you to all the volunteers that served under RSVP!

  • The Mountain Coailition for Healthcare Decisions have produced a new PSA - Why Advance Care Planning is Important: Featuring Sharon West. View it here.



Meeting / Event Date Time
Workforce Board Meeting May 23, 2017  
LOSRC Board of Delegates Meeting May 24, 2017 12:30 - 3:00 pm