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Funding by Topic: Appalachia

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
We Are Appalachia: Mpox Response Initiative
Mini-grants to combat the ongoing monkeypox epidemic in rural Appalachia through outreach to LGBTQIA+ communities.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Education Group
Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio Inactive
Grants for public and nonprofit organizations in Appalachian Ohio for projects related to education, support for community leaders, regional networking opportunities, and the provision of basic human needs.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2023
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Appalachian Health Graduate Fellowship Program Inactive
A two-year fellowship for Appalachian students enrolled in graduate education in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, or nursing.
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
Sponsor: Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions Inactive
Grants for projects in the Appalachian region and Lower Mississippi Delta region that will provide career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources. Grants will support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy. High demand industries include manufacturing, IT, healthcare, and energy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2023
Sponsors: Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Appalachian Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative Inactive
Funding to assist in moving individuals in the Appalachian region from substance abuse treatment to recovery to employment, with a focus on support services that enable and support individual successful entry or reentry into the workforce.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 21, 2023
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2023
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Increasing Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the United States Inactive
Funding to support the efforts of community-based organizations to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and/or awareness of poor conditions in their respective communities. Priority will be given to specific communities, including rural and tribal areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 19, 2022
Sponsors: CDC Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Appalachian Ohio African American Community Fund Inactive
Grants for Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in Appalachian Ohio working to address disparities in the African American community and helping to improve the physical, economic, and structural conditions that affect quality of life.
Geographic coverage: 32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Application Deadline: Sep 27, 2022
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Appalachia READY Nonprofits Initiative Learning Track Inactive
Online training, coaching, and funding designed to build organizational capacity for nonprofit organizations in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 13 Appalachian states.
Application Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Jenco Awards Inactive
Monetary awards that recognize visionary leaders who contribute to the quality of life of individuals living in Appalachian Ohio.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio