News/Public Notice

Bertie County has been selected to receive awards under Phase 39 and Phase ARPAR (American Rescue Plan Act) of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board Program. The amount awarded is $6,122 (Phase 39) and $18,921 (Phase ARPAR) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

A local board made up of representatives of Bertie County Department of Social Services (DSS), Choanoke Area Development Association of NC. Inc. (CADA), Bertie County government and local churches will determine how the funds awarded to Bertie County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs operated by local service organizations in the county. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary non-profits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/ or shelter programs; and if they are a private voluntary organization they must have a voluntary board.

Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying to administer Emergency Food and Shelter funds should pick up an application from CADA at 128 East Granville Street, Windsor, North Carolina 27983. October 28, 2022 at 5:00pm is the deadline for applying for these funds.

Applications should be submitted to Christopher S. Moody. For more information, please call Christopher S. Moody Rosser at 252-539-4155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Choanoke Area Development Association, NC Inc., (CADA), a regional non-profit, seeks quotes from transportation providers who are willing to lease CADA-provided buses to assist in the transportation of preschool children.

What is the Urgent Repair Program?

Choanoke Area Development Association of N.C., Inc. (CADA) has received $200,000 from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2020 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (URP 20). The program provides funding to assist very low and low-income households with special needs in Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, Martin and Northampton Counties. These funds are used for housing conditions which pose imminent threats to the life and/or safety of homeowners or to provide accessibility modifications and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement of very-low and low-income homeowners with special needs such as the frail, elderly, veterans and persons with disabilities. A total of 32 households are planned to be assisted under URP 20.

Recognition of Staff for Years of Service, Special Recognition, Degrees and Certifications.

Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc. (CADA) has been approved to receive $200,000 in Urgent Repair Funding (URP 2020 from the North Carolina Housing Finance (NCHFA) to assist very low-income homeowners with special needs or with a full-time household member(s) who have special needs in Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, Martin and Northampton Counties.