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September 29, 2016

Request for Proposals Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grants

2016 ARC Flex-E-Grant Guidelines and Overview (pdf)
2016 Proposal Form (doc)
2016 ARC Flex-E-Grant Budget Worksheet (xls)

The Center for Rural Development’s “Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program” is accepting grant applications from local government units and nonprofits in cities and counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for funding support from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for projects that build and strengthen community capacity.

During this funding cycle, The Center will award ARC mini-grant funding to communities to encourage and support improved community strategic planning throughout the region. The Center will be awarding these mini-grants for either the successful creation of a strategic plan or the implementation of priority community development projects identified in existing strategic plans. The Center also is encouraging the use of technology solutions in the implementation and execution of these plans and projects.

The application period will be open through December 17, 2015.

Individual project awards will range from $5,000 up to a maximum of $10,000. All projects must be completed within a six-month period.

Counties eligible to apply for ARC funding support through The Center include: Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe. Cities within those counties may also apply.

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