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October 24, 2016​



County Accepting Applications for Supportive Services Funding

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services is accepting proposal applications from eligible organizations providing services to individuals and families who are homeless. 

Funding will come from the County’s Housing Stability and Supportive Services dollars. The application submission deadline is Nov. 14, 2016. An information session is set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in the Kitchen Meeting Room at the Hal Marshall County Services Center.
Applicants must identify a source of funding for rental assistance as part of the application for supportive services dollars. Eligible housing must be non-time limited permanent housing with the understanding that supportive programs are voluntary and intended to improve residents’ quality of life.

For the purposes of this request for proposal (RFP), Community Support Services will allocate up to $300,000 for supportive services for one fiscal year and up to two fiscal years of funding for a Rapid Rehousing intervention and up to three years of funding for a Permanent Supportive Housing intervention.

Funding renewal depends on recipient performance, funding availability and the eligible population served.

If you have questions, please contact Community Support Services Director Stacy M. Lowry at 980-314-8903 or
FBI Cybersecurity Training Set for Oct. 26

To help educate County employees about the rising threat of cybercrime and identity theft, Mecklenburg County ITS is hosting, “The FBI Perspective” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the meeting chamber of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

During this presentation, FBI Special Agent James Granozio will discuss current cybercrime trends and the best way to protect yourself. This is a one-time opportunity not to be missed.

Agent Granozio joined the FBI in July 2003 in the Newark, NJ field office where he investigated organized crime, public corruption and cybercrime. He was also a hostage negotiator in Afghanistan, and a supervisor in the FBI Cyber Division in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as a crisis negotiator and team leader at the Charlotte field office where he investigates national security matters for the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.

This event is part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month which was created in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA). We are anticipating a full house at this event.

For more information, contact ITS Security Director Stephanie Smith at 980-314-2340 or
A New Way to Connect to Clark’s Creek Greenway

Residents in north Mecklenburg have a new way to access the Clark’s Creek Greenway thanks to a special partnership between Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and the Hampton Place Neighborhood Association.
Earlier this month, the two organizations held a dedication ceremony for the Hampton Place Bridge, which connects the Hampton Place Neighborhood to the nearby trail.

Many residents expressed the need for the bridge citing that there was no easy way to access the greenway from the neighborhood without a car. Residents worked with the Park and Recreation Department to help raise funding for construction.

Our Public Information Department took some outstanding pictures of the event. You can view the pictures here.

Clark’s Creek Greenway connects with Mallard Creek and Toby Creek greenways, creating nearly nine miles of continuous trail.

Destinations along the three greenways include Mallard Creek Elementary, UNC Charlotte, Kirk Farm Fields and Town Center Shopping Center.

For more information, contact Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges at 980-314-1012 or

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