Foundation / Corporation
Center for Rural Development, Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
10/20/20 5:00 PM EST - Emailed or Postmarked
Grants of up to $7,500 to Kentucky nonprofit organizations and government agencies for activities that spur economic development in qualifying disadvantaged counties in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to support capacity building projects and planning activities that aid in preparedness and recovery over the course of, and following, the pandemic. Funded projects must benefit designated economically distressed Appalachian counties within the State.
Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.
The Flex-E-Grant (FEG) Program, designed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), provides strategic investments in projects that build community capacity to mobilize local resources, gain leadership experience, and strengthen community institutions and networks. The Center, ARC and DLG seek to fund proposals that strengthen economic growth, development and recovery in Kentucky’s distressed Appalachian counties during this time of pandemic and post-pandemic. Proposals that build capacity through the promotion, support and advancement of economic development will have priority.
Competitive project proposals will advance the strategic investment goals of ARC’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan (Investing in Appalachia’s Future: The Appalachian Regional Commission’s Five- Year Strategic Plan for Capitalizing on Appalachia’s Opportunities—2016-2020 see www.arc.gov).
This cycle of Flex-E-Grants will focus on planning activities; particularly those that consist of pandemic recovery and/or preparedness. This cycle may be awarded for a variety of capacity building planning projects, which might include but are not limited to:
Project Categories (Areas of Focus):
Although the primary intent of the program is to support efforts that help develop local capacity, eligible activities may also include collaboration among communities in support of existing and emerging regional development efforts.
GrantWatch ID#: 165873
Grants are subject to approval for up to $7,500.
Grants are to be completed within a four-month time frame.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals are also accepted by mail at the following address:
The Center for Rural Development
2292 South Hwy. 27
Somerset, KY 42501
For questions, please contact:
Eligible Counties Include:
Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan,
Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin,
McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and
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