DDAA Monthly: January 2024



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2024 DDAA Annual Conference

Registration Now Open!

Join DDAA for sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Local Development Districts and their stakeholders.

Conference content will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10 for DDAA Board Members. On the evening of Sunday, March 10, an opening reception will be held for all conference attendees, as well as a dinner for DDAA members.

Conference plenary and breakout sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11 and continue through 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Stay tuned for more information about a post-conference training for the EDD Community of Practice on Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET at the conference hotel.

Board Spotlight: Universal Broadband Projects Poised for Completion Later this Year: Nearly 15,000 Homes to be Served for First Time

Significant federal, state and local investments in broadband continue to pay dividends in Virginia as many previously unserved communities received high-speed internet for the first time in 2023. Click through to learn more from DDAA Board Member Scotty Wampler. 



Grant Opportunities

Appalachian Solar Finance Fund

Deadline: Rolling

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: Rolling

AmeriCorps: Formula Grants

Deadline: Rolling 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Urban Development: Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

Deadline: February 12, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Deadline: February 12, 2024 

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Business Development Grant

Deadline: February 24, 2028 

Appalachian Regional Commission: INSPIRE Grants for Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Projects

Deadline: March 8, 2024

U.S. Department of Transportation: Rural Autonomous Vehicle Research Program

Deadline: March 13, 2024 


Appalachian Regional Commission 

Getting the Grant Workshops 

February 6, 2024 – Portsmouth, OH

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INSPIRE 2024 Pre-Application Workshop

February 8, 2024

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

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READY Local Governments How to Apply Webinar

February 8, 2024

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

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2024 NADO & DDAA Washington Conference

March 10 – 13, 2024

Arlington, VA

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Federal Community Development Funding Training

March 20 – 21, 2024

Bridgeport, WV

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Appalachian Regional Commission 

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference 

April 9, 2024

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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