Center for Rural Development announces Flex-E-Grant program

The Center for Rural Development, a Blueprint Partner with SOAR, in partnership with the Kentucky Department for Local Government and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), is accepting grant proposals for the 2019 KY-ARC Flex-E-Grant program.

The Flex-E-Grant program, designed by the ARC, provides strategic investments in projects that build community capacity to mobilize resources, gain leadership experience, and strengthen community institutions and networks.

Proposals that build capacity through the promotion, support, and advancement of economic development will have priority.

Grants are subject to approval for up to $10,000, require a 20 percent match of the total project cost, and are to be completed within a six-month time frame.

Eligible counties are: Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties.

Deadline for the grant is March 22.  Submission Guidelines can be found HERE.

Grant awards will be announced in May 2019.