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Opportunity Appalachia Targeted Technical Assistance

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Appalachian Community Capital
Apr 12, 2024

For application questions, contact the appropriate lead state partner listed on the program website.


The Opportunity Appalachia Program provides targeted technical assistance for downtown and rural development projects in Appalachian counties across 6 states. Priorities include projects focusing on downtown development, housing, manufacturing, IT, healthcare, education, food systems, clean energy, heritage tourism, and recreation.

Support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Development of investment prospectus, preparation of pro forma financial projections, structuring of project financing
  • Market research, demand assessment
  • Architectural and engineering
  • Business plan preparation, operations planning
  • Identification of project developers
  • Investor outreach

Eligible participants are entities located in the 6-state target area, including:

  • For-profit project sponsors including developers and businesses
  • Multi-county regions
  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Economic and community development organizations (such as Main Street organizations)
  • Other nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions
Geographic coverage
Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Amount of funding

The average value of assistance is $40,000 - $75,000 per project.

Participants are required to provide $5,000 of matching support, which can be either a cash or in-kind contribution.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

A list of upcoming and recorded applicant outreach meetings in each eligible state is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Housing and homelessness · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Kentucky · North Carolina · Ohio · Tennessee · Virginia · West Virginia

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