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The USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development is a great tool for planning workforce development projects. The guide covers 4 major assistance areas and includes recommended practices, sample success stories, and a list of USDA resources, including grants, for each. Additionally, the guide includes a list of resources in other federal agency programs and contact information for the USDA departments.
The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) recently launched two new resources in their ongoing effort to breakdown barriers to accessing federal funding and resources.
Federal grants often require grant recipients to match a percentage of the federal award with other sources of cash or in-kind (non-cash) resources. A majority of Kentucky nonprofits surveyed by Grant Ready Kentucky find match requirements to be a significant barrier to applying for public funds. In this article, we outline the basics of federal grant match requirements and how to meet them.
Organization wishing to pursue federal grant funding must first complete SAM Registration. We've found that some rural organizations run into challenges with the registration process regarding their entity validation. Here is a guide to dealing with some of the most frequent issues.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Registering with SAM and Obtaining a UEI Number
If you are planning to apply for federal funding, one of the very first things you need to do is register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and obtain a Unique Entity Identification Number (UEI).
Here's our guide to getting started.
Trouble finding data to support your grant application? Watch this demonstration webinar and learn how to access Kentucky-specific data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS). In this special webinar, Jessica Fletcher, MPA, shares how KYSTATS data and research can be useful in developing grant applications.
If your organization is working to address a brownfield site in your community, the federal government has an unprecedented amount of grant funding available for brownfield related projects through the EPA. Additionally, the state of Kentucky has a wealth of training and technical assistance as well as funding available to brownfield projects.
Your Coal and Power Plant Community Funding Resource
The Energy Communities Clearinghouse is a database of federal funding relevant to coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities across the country. Learn how to use this tool to tap into $Billions of federal funding.