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READY Community Foundations – Pre-Application Webinar

Community foundations serving Appalachia are invited to join an informational webinar on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET to learn about READY Community Foundations. This no-cost, six-week virtual training program is designed to help community foundation leaders build skills in effective operations, fundraising, and programming. Following…
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WORC: Project Development Considerations from Grantee Lessons Learned

Join ARC and our technical assistance provider, Chamberlin/Dunn LLC, for this TA webinar to support Appalachian Region applicants for the 2024 Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC Round 6) funding opportunity. The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, from 12:00-1:00 EDT and will cover funding opportunity basics…
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ARC 2024 Annual Conference

ARC is excited to hold our annual conference, Advancing Appalachia, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on September 4-5, 2024. Our annual conference, co-hosted by the State of Tennessee, will highlight how our 13 states and 423 counties are working to advance Appalachia by building businesses and…
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State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Webinars

The Appalachian Regional Commission is excited to partner with the US Department of Treasury to host two webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The initiative is providing $10 billion to support small businesses and empower them to access the capital needed to invest in job-creating opportunities…
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READY Local Governments How to Apply Webinar

If you’re a local government leader in the Appalachian Region, join us to learn about how to apply for the READY Appalachia Local Governments Training Program. This 9-week course provides no-cost training to help local government officials better identify, secure, manage, and implement federally-funded projects to create lasting…
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INSPIRE 2024 Pre-Application Workshop

Join Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a virtual workshop to learn more about ARC’s Investments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative. Sessions will provide applicants the opportunity to better understand the INSPIRE Initiative and what makes a well-rounded application, hear an overview of the key…
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Appalachian Gateway Communities Informational Webinar

Learn more about the Appalachian Gateway Communities by attending this Informational Webinar at 3:00 PM EST on January 10, 2024. This webinar will inform attendees about the Gateways Communities program, which provides community teams with training and the opportunity to apply for seed grant funding to implement action plans.
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Getting the Grant Workshops

ARC is pleased to announce the return of our in-person workshop series entitled Getting the Grant: Successfully Applying for ARC Funding Opportunities. Getting the Grant 2024 has been designed to help prospective applicants understand funding requirements and prepare to submit successful applications for ARISE, …
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Stop 5: Building Community Leaders and Capacity

ARC is hitting the road to showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned. At Stop #5, we’ll focus on building Appalachia’s community leaders and capacity. This event – our final stop – will feature elected officials, economic development leaders,…
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READY Appalachia: How to Manage a Grant

ARC hosts its first READY Appalachia convening for new grantees and existing applicants! READY Nonprofits and READY LDDs grantees and existing applicants will learn directly from program staff on how to make reports and request payments, about how to comply with federal grant regulations, and about best practices…
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ARISE Pre-Application Workshop

ARC has updated the application process for our ARISE funding opportunity! Join us for our webinar Updating ARISE: New Processes and Templates to learn all about these important procedural updates.  Register Here…
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ARC WORC Pre-Application Webinar

Join this ARC webinar to learn more about the recently-released Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative. We will give an overview of the WORC initiative and provide prospective applicants with key points to consider when developing their applications,…
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ARC 2023 Annual Conference

ARC’s 2023 annual conference, Appalachia Rises©: Resilience, Strength & Transformation welcomed hundreds of collaborators from across Appalachia to Ashland, Kentucky on September 11-12.With a special focus on the importance of resiliency and collaboration in the region, the 2023 conference features partners from across Appalachia who work…
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Stop 4: Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned. At Stop #4, we’ll focus on building Appalachia’s infrastructure. This event will feature governors, economic development leaders, and community members from …
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ARC Broadband Bootcamp

Many local leaders across Appalachia have had significant broadband work added to their plates recently. If it feels like you have been asked to become a broadband expert overnight — we’re here to help. Understanding the vast array of broadband funding opportunities available, and knowing how to navigate the partnerships…
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