“To help address some of the economic challenges facing North Carolina, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors embarked on a strategic planning process that concluded with the adoption of a long-term plan in February 2021,” said Scott T. Hamilton, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer in the June 10th All In NC update. “The goal of the strategic plan is to help Golden LEAF become more effective, efficient, and impactful in moving the economic needle in rural, economically distressed, and tobacco-dependent North Carolina communities.”
As a result, Golden LEAF has posted two requests for proposals and announced a newly created position to support implementation of key components of the strategic plan.
Site Development and Infrastructure Program
The new Site Development and Infrastructure Program will help promote economic development resulting in job creation and private investment throughout North Carolina, with priority consideration given to Tier 1 counties. For FY 2021-2022, $10 million has been budgeted for the Site Development and Infrastructure Program to make awards of up to $1 million, on a competitive basis, to eligible applicants to significantly advance a project toward development of a site that is attractive to businesses. The new Site Development Program will provide funding to support identification and evaluation of potential industrial sites, extension of infrastructure to industrial sites and limited improvement of publicly-owned sites.
Golden LEAF is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to help to finalize the Site Development Program and to provide technical assistance in the review of proposals. The RFP for the Site Development Program can be found by clicking here. Inquiries concerning this RFP should be submitted to Ted Lord, Senior Vice President/Staff Attorney, by noon, Friday, July 16, 2021, at [email protected].
Internship Administrator for Golden LEAF Scholarship Program
Golden LEAF is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to work with Golden LEAF to finalize and administer a new internship opportunity for Golden LEAF scholars. The RFP for the internship administrator can be found by clicking here. Proposals are due by noon on Friday, July 16, 2021. Inquiries concerning this RFP should be submitted to Kasey Ginsberg, Director of External Affairs, by Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at [email protected].
Job Opportunity: Scholarship Program Manager
Golden LEAF is seeking a Scholarship Program Manager to lead implementation of the Golden LEAF Scholarship Programs for 2- and 4-Year institutions. This is a newly created position to support an increased focus on outreach and engagement in addition to enhanced program elements. For more information on the duties, please click here. Send resume and cover letter to Kasey Ginsberg, Director of External Affairs, Golden LEAF Foundation by email: [email protected].