DDAA Monthly: September 2023


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In 2020, the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) assisted the City of Hoschton with securing funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

The project included construction of a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank for the Hoschton water system which increased water storage, pressure, and fire safety for 3,601 households and 153 businesses.

Propose a Presentation or Session at the DDAA Annual Conference!

The Development District Association of Appalachia is holding its Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia from March 10-13, 2024. We plan to share cutting-edge ideas, highlight success stories and lessons learned, and engage with other LDDs during our annual gathering.

DDAA is seeking compelling session proposals to ensure a comprehensive program. Session proposals should address topics and trends that reflect the wide-ranging needs and interests of member region, states or LDDs, with a focus on this year’s theme of Rural Prosperity.

DEADLINE: Friday, October 20, 2023

DDAA Solicits Myers Award Nominations

The Don Myers Humanitarian Award was established to recognize an individual who has shown leadership and provided community service that has enriched Appalachia.

The award will be presented to a person whose life has been marked by actions that have:

1. Led to the growth and development of the region.

2. Enhanced the fabric of their local community.

3. Reinforced the sense of selflessness and self-reliance so strongly identified within Appalachian communities.

This award is presented each year to a deserving individual by the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) at its annual conference in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for submissions is October 9, 2023. If you have any questions, please email Myers Committee Chair Burke Walker.

The DDAA Myers Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Myers Award. Click below for more information about the Myers Award or Submit your nomination today!



Grant Opportunities


The Manufacturing Institute – Workforce Summit: Sourcing Solutions

October 16 – 18, 2023

Atlanta, GA

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Housing Assistance Council – National Rural Housing Conference

October 24 – 27, 2023

Washington, D.C.

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National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) – Annual Training Conference

November 7 – 10, 2023

Cleveland, OH

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The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) -2023 CAEL Annual Conference 

November 8 – 10, 2023

Baltimore, MD

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Development District Association of Appalachia

Building the Case for Your Local Development District

Ongoing – Anytime, Any Place

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Price: Free

Development District Association of Appalachia

Improving Customer Service at Local Development Districts

Ongoing – Anytime, Any Place

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Price: Free