Foundation / Corporation
Center for Rural Development, Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
03/22/19 5:00 PM EST
Grants of up to $10,000 to Kentucky nonprofit organizations and government agencies for capacity building projects in disadvantaged Appalachian counties. Funding is intended to support projects that spur economic growth, promote leadership, and strengthen community capacity.
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 and development in Kentucky’s distressed Appalachian counties. Proposals that build capacity through the promotion, support and advancement of economic development will have priority.
The Five (5) ARC strategic investment goals include: economic opportunities, ready workforce, critical infrastructure, natural and cultural assets, and leadership and community capacity. At all levels, ARC is committed to investing organizational and financial resources in proposals that are designed to be strategic, collaborative, impactful, and sustainable.
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.
Flex-E-Grants may be awarded for a variety of capacity building projects, which might include but are not limited to:
(1) Strategic planning and management processes for communities or non-profit groups;
(2) Implementation of projects from a community-based strategic plan;
(3) Training for citizen leaders, local officials, management and staff from non-profit community agencies as well as boards or commissions;
(4) Support for initiatives that enhance leadership, planning and management capacity for distressed counties, such as initiatives to increase collaboration, interaction and access to information;
(5) Use of professional services to assess a project's feasibility, to offer consulting advice on a strategy, to support application development, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 165873
Grants are subject to approval for up to $10,000.
Grants must be completed within a six-month time frame.
Counties within The Center’s service area that were designated as economically distressed for fiscal year of 2018 are eligible to apply for the 2019 KY-ARC Flex-E-Grant Program. Competitive grants are available for non-profit entities or units of government interested in implementing projects that build community capacity.
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 Wolfe.
Flex-E-Grant funds may not be used for equipment purchase, construction costs, or administrative expenses or indirect costs.
All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time to The Center by March 22, 2019. Digital files are preferred. Awards will be announced in May 2019.
Grants require a 20 percent match of total project. Flex-E-Grant funds are made available on a reimbursement basis only.
All selected applicants will be required to fully participate in any formal evaluation process and to attend any mandatory technical assistance workshops or trainings.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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