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Grant Opportunities

By ECC Admin | July 14, 2022

North Carolina State Government Grant Opportunities The North Carolina state government website recently launched a searchable resource that as of May 2022 lists in one place for the first time over 80 opportunities for grants from state agencies. Users can search by keyword or category and can export the data into a spreadsheet.

July Newsletter

By ECC Admin | July 7, 2022

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Elder Abuse Awareness Events Across the Region

By ECC Admin | June 29, 2022

Elder Abuse Awareness Events Across the Region June 15th is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. North Carolina recognizes the period from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day each year as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Various events and education campaigns are held throughout the region during the months of May and June. The goal of […]

Older Adult, Caregiver, & Dementia CIT Training

By ECC Admin | June 28, 2022

Regional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certification classes are gearing up to meet the need of our community members. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, more than 50 percent of the state’s law enforcement population are CIT trained. The CIT program is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention with […]

Busy Item Donations

By ECC Admin | June 28, 2022

Seniors with dementia may show anxiety or agitation in their hands. Signs include pulling or rubbing at clothes or bedding, rubbing hands together, twisting fingers, wringing hands, wandering, and repetitive speech. Sensory therapy or fidget items are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. Simple fidget items can provide an interactive, tactile, and engaging […]

June 16, 2022 article from The County Compass newspaper about ECC welcoming its new Executive Director, David Bone

By ECC Admin | June 22, 2022

Public Hearing

By ECC Admin | May 23, 2022

A proposed budget for the operation of the Neuse River Council d/b/a Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 has been presented to its Board of Directors. This budget is open and available for public inspection online at or at 233 Middle St, Ste. 300, O’Marks Building, New Bern, NC during […]

ECC hires new Executive Director

By ECC Admin | May 17, 2022

The Eastern Carolina Council of Governments (ECC) Board of Directors takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of David Bone as Executive Director, effective Monday, May 16, 2022. Mr. Bone brings extensive local government experience after service as County Manager in Davie and Martin Counties and as Town Manager in Wendell, Elizabethtown, and Chadbourn, NC.  […]

Caregiver Respite Voucher Assistance Program for Carteret & Craven County

By ECC Admin | October 19, 2021

Tim Ware

By ECC Admin | October 5, 2021

A graduate of NC State University, Tim served as Fiscal Director and Assistant Director of the Mid-East Commission, headquartered in Washington, NC, beginning in 1994, and was named Executive Director in 2002.  After 10 years at Mid-East, he moved to Fredericksburg, VA, assuming the post of Executive Director of the George Washington Regional Commission, serving for […]

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