DDAA Monthly: March 2024



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2024 Professional Development Seminar Will Feature Deep Dive on ARC

From July 16-17, 2024, DDAA will be hosting the 2024 Professional Development Seminar, designed to inform LDDs in Appalachia about the benefits of partnering with ARC.

The benefits of partnering with ARC include:

  • Access to additional grants
  • Technical assistance
  • Becoming part of an economic development ecosystem
  • Opportunities to build community capacity
  • Strategies to strengthen regional economies

This is a must-attend event if you want to take your LDD to the next level.

Board Spotlight: Community Geographic Information System Program for Local Municipalities in New York 

In 2023, Southern Tier West (STW) launched the Community Geographic Information System (CGIS) program to help local municipalities manage and use geographic information effectively. They used advanced ESRI software to provide powerful mapping and data analysis tools to municipalities in the region. The impact has been significant, with 36 municipalities joining in the first year and 21 actively collecting data. In the second year, 23 municipalities are still actively participating. STW provides monthly training programs and on-site field training to enhance municipalities’ skills in data collection and using ARCGIS tools.

STW’s CGIS program is a model of innovation, showing how technology can empower local governments and drive positive change in communities.

Click here to learn more from Board Member Richard Zink!



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

SAMHSA: State Pilot Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women 

Deadline: April 1, 2024 

SAMHSA: Grants to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts 

Deadline: April 1, 2024 

Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program 

Deadline: May 6, 2024 

Department of Health and Human Services: Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program  

Deadline: May 6, 2024 

SAMHSA: National Anti-Drug Coalitions Training and Workforce Development Cooperative Agreement 

Deadline: May 24, 2024 


Central Appalachia Network Convening 

Central Appalachia Network 

April 2 – 4, 2024

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2024 Professional Development Seminar


July 16– 17, 2024

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