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Information about Appalachian Community Grant Program now available

On October 20, the DeWine-Husted Administration released guidelines for the Appalachian Community Grant Program. The program provides $500 million for transformative projects within the Appalachian region. Program documents, including a schedule and a project scoring rubric, are available on the Ohio Department of Development website:

Please be advised that ODOD will host a webinar about the program on Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Click here for free registration.

Appalachian Counties

The Round One program application will open on November 2 and close December 9. Both planning and implementation grants will be available. Planning grants are limited to $250,000 per county.

Appalachian plans and implementation projects must include components from three funding priorities:

CCAO will share more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions about what is currently available, please contact Senior Policy Analyst Jon Honeck at 614-220-7982 or

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