The Russell County French Valley Industrial Park is officially certified as a “Shovel Ready” site for the food and beverage industry after concluding a 2016 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant provided by The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. The Russell County Industrial Development Authority (RCIDA) received an ARC Flex-E-Grant for $10,000 to contract […]
The Center for Rural Development and Brushy Fork Institute recently announced recipients for the 2016 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grants. The grants will help fund 20 different projects in Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities totaling $175,000. Grant funding amounts—and planned projects in each community—are as follows: Stay in Clay —$10,000 – Clay County will utilize […]
When Harold Slone was elected mayor of Louisa, one of the first items on his to-do list was to try to get the riverfront development project off the ground. The city of Louisa is rich in history. The Levisa Fork River and the Tug Fork River join at Louisa to form the Big Sandy River. […]
More than 100 local business and community leaders got to meet business motivational speaker James Malinchak and learn more about his successful leadership strategies at a free training session at The Center for Rural Development.
Ten Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities and organizations have been awarded federal grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to advance strategic planning efforts in the region as part of the latest round of grants presented by The Center for Rural Development.
In these tough economic times, many communities in Southern and Eastern Kentucky often have a vision for the future but lack the funds necessary to make that vision a reality.
Ten communities and organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky receive ARC grants.
Communities in 34 counties may apply for ARDPI mini-grant funding.
City and county governments and eligible nonprofits may apply for funding.
Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced $1 million in ARC grants to support the Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative (ARDPI). Governor Beshear joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl and other community leaders in Somerset for today’s announcement.
The initiative supports the development of permanent, accessible community foundations in Eastern Kentucky that will work to secure local assets to provide long-term resources for their communities.