Rural Partners Network Community Forum in Pineville, KY

  • May 11, 2023, 9:00 AM - May 11, 2023, 5:00 PM
  • Organizer(s):
    • Kentucky Highlands Community Network

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation is hosting this forum for local government, nonprofits, and community partners working in these Appalachian Kentucky counties: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, Whitley, and adjacent counties. The event will build collaboration, capacity, and relationships by connecting the Community Network with targeted federal and civic partners.

While registration is free, admission is only for those pre-registered as space is limited.


Pine Mountain State Park
C.V. Whitney Convention Center
1050 State Park Road
Pineville, KY 40977


8:30 – 9:30 am: Registration

9:30 – Noon: “If we can do it, so can you!” – Sharing Local Success Stories
Listen to our neighbors share how they collaborated, stacked capital, and sought funding from multiple sources to make their unique project a reality. Moderated by members of USDA and HUD’s Secretaries’ staff and Appalachian Regional Commission’s Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, these panel discussions and testimonies will bolster confidence and enlighten a pathway to success.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Matchmaking with Federal Partners
Visit with representatives from federal agencies to share your project, learn of potential funding opportunities, and obtain a federal point of contact. Participating agencies include: The Department of Transportation, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Labor, the Department of Energy, the Small Business Administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Social Security Administration, FDIC, HUD, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Interagency Working Group for Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization.