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Appalachian Area Development: Community Capacity Initiative

Open Date:


Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

Notice of Funding Opportunity is expected to be released on May 22nd, 2022.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


Program will build capacity throughout Appalachian communities to enable communities to deploy the substantially increased funding opportunities provided by the Federal Government. Funds will be used for development of large-scale project development assistance including, but not limited to, continuing and expanding on the Commission’s current community capacity pilot, providing significant amounts in direct support to Non-Profits, State/Local Governments, and Local Development Districts for community capacity activities, and deploy resources flexibly to meet the growing need for community-specific capacity activities.

Eligible uses will support the Appalachian Regional Commission goals of Building Appalachian Businesses; Building Appalachia’s Workforce Ecosystem; Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure; Building Regional Culture and Tourism; and Building Community Leaders and Capacity.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance


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