Technical Assistance

DDAA provides technical assistance opportunities to its members with support from Local Development Districts, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and other partners:

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.

Building an Effective Recovery-to-Work Ecosystem

Substance use recovery requires collaborative action to help individuals become stable contributors to the workforce. This project seeks to support the creation of active, successful “ecosystems” of regional organizations working together to help individuals in recovery to succeed in the labor market and help companies to find and support those individuals successfully.

DDAA has received a grant from the ARC Federal Co-Chairman’s Fund to leverage the capabilities and partnerships of LDDs as a key facilitator to support these emerging networks. Substance use recovery is a priority for Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas, and ARC has been supporting projects across the region to enhance the ability of regions to support workers in their effort to achieve long-term sobriety and maintain employment.