READY Local Governments Training Opportunity

Funding Opportunity

The READY Appalachia - Local Governments training program is designed to help local governments in the Appalachian Region better apply for, manage, leverage, and implement federally funded projects to invest in infrastructure, business and workforce development, and other long-term solutions to improve the lives of residents.  Participants will engage in nine (9) weeks of virtual cohort-based learning and skill development related to federal grants. The end goal of the training is to increase local government capacity to solve pressing issues and create positive economic change.  Special emphasis will be placed on serving Appalachia’s most underrepresented communities, including economically distressed areas, counties targeted by the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities, Rural Partners Network Community Networks,  and marginalized populations. This program will provide live web-based instruction that will teach participants critical pre- and post- award federal grant skills, as well as the skills of planning and community engagement related to economic development, infrastructure, business and workforce development, and other long-term solutions to improve the lives of residents in the Appalachian Region. Upon successful completion of this training program, eligible participants can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 per local government, with optional match commitment, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

Deadline:
February 29, 2024
Amount:
Those selected to participate will also be eligible to apply for a $50,000 grant upon completion of the program.
Assistance:
Location:

Eligibility:

An eligible “local government” for the purposes of this program means a borough, city, county, municipality, parish, town, township, or federally recognized Indian tribe in the 423-county Appalachian region.  Municipalities serving the following groups and areas are encouraged to apply:

• Distressed areas and census tracts

• Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities priority communities

• Rural Partners Network Community Networks  

• Historically underserved and marginalized populations

Timing:

A pre-application webinar will walk applicants through the application portal process and answer frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the ARC READY website.  Please register for the webinar as it will be disseminated to all registrants for later viewing.

Date of webinar: February 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Webinar Link: https://www.airmeet.com/e/d74562c0-944f-11ee-9e2c-8b534e4dd302

Cost Share / Match:

Upon successful completion of this training program, eligible participants can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 per local government, with optional match commitment, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

READY Local Governments Training Opportunity

Funding Opportunity

The READY Appalachia - Local Governments training program is designed to help local governments in the Appalachian Region better apply for, manage, leverage, and implement federally funded projects to invest in infrastructure, business and workforce development, and other long-term solutions to improve the lives of residents.  Participants will engage in nine (9) weeks of virtual cohort-based learning and skill development related to federal grants. The end goal of the training is to increase local government capacity to solve pressing issues and create positive economic change.  Special emphasis will be placed on serving Appalachia’s most underrepresented communities, including economically distressed areas, counties targeted by the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities, Rural Partners Network Community Networks,  and marginalized populations. This program will provide live web-based instruction that will teach participants critical pre- and post- award federal grant skills, as well as the skills of planning and community engagement related to economic development, infrastructure, business and workforce development, and other long-term solutions to improve the lives of residents in the Appalachian Region. Upon successful completion of this training program, eligible participants can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 per local government, with optional match commitment, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

Dates:
-
Date:
Feb 29
Time:
Cost:
Those selected to participate will also be eligible to apply for a $50,000 grant upon completion of the program.
Assistance:
Location:

Eligibility:

An eligible “local government” for the purposes of this program means a borough, city, county, municipality, parish, town, township, or federally recognized Indian tribe in the 423-county Appalachian region.  Municipalities serving the following groups and areas are encouraged to apply:

• Distressed areas and census tracts

• Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities priority communities

• Rural Partners Network Community Networks  

• Historically underserved and marginalized populations

Cost Share / Match:

Upon successful completion of this training program, eligible participants can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 per local government, with optional match commitment, provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

Timing:

A pre-application webinar will walk applicants through the application portal process and answer frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the ARC READY website.  Please register for the webinar as it will be disseminated to all registrants for later viewing.

Date of webinar: February 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Webinar Link: https://www.airmeet.com/e/d74562c0-944f-11ee-9e2c-8b534e4dd302

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HB- 9 Kentucky G.R.A.N.T. Program

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Dates:
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Location:
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Amount:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
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Location:
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Charles H. Dater Foundation Grant

The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc.

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Date:
Dates:
-
Cost:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
Assistance:
Location:
Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky

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Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

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Amount:
Varies by project need
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Location:

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Technical Assistance Grant

Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

Date:
Dates:
-
Cost:
Varies by project need
Assistance:
Location:

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Funding and Direct TA
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SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households in Kentucky

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Date:
Dates:
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Cost:
Assistance:
Funding and Direct TA
Location:

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Kentucky Statewide Reserve Fund

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