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2022-2027 – Final Central Midlands Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Document

Written by admin on 30th January 2023 News, Press Releases

The Central Midlands 2022-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been completed.  The CEDS document is the culmination of a strategic planning process to develop a five year vision and policy framework for strengthening our regional economy. The information contained in the document may be used for future planning, funding applications, and project development.  This regional planning process is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order to qualify for assistance under EDA program and funding opportunities....

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$1.5 Billion Available through 2023 RAISE Grant Program – Now Accepting Applications

Written by admin on 20th December 2022 Press Releases

  $1.5 Billion Available through the 2023 RAISE Grant Program, Now Accepting Applications!   The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. The program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. RAISE discretionary grants help project sponsors at the State and local levels,...

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Public input requested on bike share expansion in Columbia

Written by admin on 23rd November 2022 News, Press Releases

Please see the links below for providing input on bike riding in the Columbia area. Input can be provided through an interactive online survey and map, and comments provided will help shape the development of the expansion study. The study is part of a collaboration with the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) and the City of Columbia, The Comet, City of Cayce, City of West Columbia, Town of Springdale, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation....

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Congaree Biosphere Region

Written by admin on 2nd November 2022 News, Press Releases

The Congaree Biosphere Region (CBR) is a voluntary, collaborative partnership framework in Lower Richland County, South Carolina. Natural resources in the CBR include the globally significant, old-growth bottomland hardwood forest tracts at Congaree National Park. This area is a hub for diverse social economic activity including agriculture, forestry, industry, military installations, outdoor recreation and tourism, heritage tourism, local business, and private property uses. Opportunities abound here for organizations and residents to work together to sustainably develop and use resources while celebrating local cultural heritage and identity....

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EDA 2022 Annual Performance Report

Written by admin on 21st October 2022 News, Press Releases

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional economic development planning process supported by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).  EDA guidelines for developing the CEDS require a summary background of the economic conditions of the region.  The summary background includes a detailed inventory and analysis of community and economic development indicators.  CMCOG updates this data on an annual basis.  The 2022 summary background information will be incorporated into the 2022-2027 CEDS five-year update which will be presented to the board in December....

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Training and Education Opportunity from The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Written by admin on 11th October 2022 News, Press Releases

If you are currently working in a long-term care facility and would like to participate in this virtual training opportunity, we would encourage you to do so.  This abuse, neglect and exploitation test requires you to become familiar with the South Carolina Omnibus Adult Protection Act.  This law explains the definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as explain mandated reporting.  We encourage you to become familiar with this law, the mandates and penalties.  Thank you for your interest....

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SC Counties Twitter and Facebook Handles

Written by admin on 30th September 2022 News

With #HurricaneIan approaching, following your county’s social media outlets is a good way to keep up to date on how the weather is expected to affect you locally. Find your county’s Twitter and Facebook handles here:

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Attention: The Central Midlands SHIP and SMP (State Insurance and Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol) is currently recruiting persons to become trained SHIP/SMP volunteers

Written by admin on 1st April 2022 News, Press Releases

The Central Midlands SHIP and SMP (State Insurance and Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol) is currently recruiting persons to become trained SHIP/SMP volunteers, to provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, especially during Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15- December 7. SHIP is an insurance counseling and assistance program for Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers. Trained volunteers serve many roles. From providing one-on-one counseling on Medicare and Medicare Fraud issues to participating in health fairs, conducting presentations,...

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Do you have time to Volunteer? Become a Central Midlands Volunteer Ombudsman

Written by admin on 3rd March 2022 News, Press Releases

  Are you interested in learning more about the Central Midlands Ombudsman program? We have a great opportunity for you to learn more and become a volunteer ombudsman. Please click on the following link to register for upcoming training we will provide to you, available in person or online virtually:  Ombudsman Volunteer Registration Form   All important Dates:   March 15th  (Part I) and March 29th (Part II)                  April 12th  (Part I) and April 19th (Part II) May 10th (Part I) and May 25th (Part II)      June 15th (Part I) and June 30th (Part II)   Volunteer Appreciation Week is the April 17th – April 23rd – Our Annual Appreciation Event will be on April 20,...

Read More Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook

Written by admin on 4th April 2022 News

Communities across America can use this guidebook to know what to apply for, who to contact, and how to get ready to rebuild. This  guidebook for state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders is a roadmap to the funding available under the law, as well as an explanatory document that shows, in as much detail as currently available, program-by-program information.  Download from the link: Read the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook....

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Employment Opportunities

Written by admin on 15th May 2022 News, Press Releases

Central Midlands Council of Governments] has several employment opportunities. For details about the open positions, go to the following website to apply:     Central Midlands Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer....

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SCDOT’s Public Involvement Portal

Written by admin on 13th December 2021 News, Press Releases

  SCDOT’s Public Involvement Portal: Programs and Projects   Public Comment (Click here to provide public comment on projects) SC DOT | 803-737-1200| 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201-3959 | SCDOT Website  ‌  ‌  ‌              ...

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