Peer-to-Peer Program



The Development District Associaton of Appalachia Board of Directors has created a program to encourage professional development and information sharing among it’s members. 

The Peer-to-Peer program will reimburse member LDDs for pre-approved travel costs for Peer-to-Peer visits within the 13-state Appalachian Region, including but not limited to Mileage, Air Fare, Meals, Lodging.  Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


OMEGA visited North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission, which has transformed their long-range transportation plan using GIS story mapping. 

Addiction Recovery Care in Louisa, KY hosted a team from adjacent districts in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia on July 25-26, 2019 in this Peer-to-Peer event to learn about substance abuse recovery programs. 


1.      The LDD applying to receive reimbursement of travel expenses must fill out the Peer-to-Peer application and receive written approval of the request from the DDAA Training Committee Chair, PRIOR to the Peer-to-Peer visit.  The applicant will be required to estimate the travel costs associated with the site visit and, if accepted, will be required to submit proof of actual expenditures in order to receive the reimbursement.  Under no circumstances will the reimbursement exceed $1,500.  Once completed, the application is to be submitted electronically or via hard copy to:

Brendan Buff

P.O. Box 12546
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 522-4985
Fax: (703) 832-8663

2.      Within 14 days after receipt of the application, the Training Committee, along with the Treasurer of the DDAA and the ARC LDD Director, will meet in person or via conference call to review the request and make a decision to grant or deny the request for reimbursement.

3.      A written response will be sent to the applicant within 7 days of the date of the Training Committee meeting.

4.      If approved, and after the visit is complete, the applicant will submit a final request for reimbursement, and final report including receipts/invoices/proof of actual expenditures and outcomes of the visit.

Questions about the application or the Peer-to-Peer program should be directed to Brendan Buff at