Department for Local Government Announces $2.9M Appalachian Regional Commission Investment to Diversify and Strengthen Economy in Kentucky’s Coal-Impacted Communities

Press Release - 10/12/2018

Department for Local Government Announces $2.9M Appalachian Regional Commission Investment to Diversify and Strengthen Economy in Kentucky’s Coal-Impacted Communities
 
FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 12, 2018) – The Department for Local Government announced today a $2,985,200 investment from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to expand and diversify the economy in Kentucky’s coal-impacted communities.

These four grants will contribute to expanding workforce training and education across Appalachia’s manufacturing, technology and other industry sectors. They also invest in infrastructure enhancements to continue developing the region’s tourism, entrepreneurial, and agriculture sectors, as well as increase access to community-based capital, including impact-investing funds, venture capital and angel investment streams.

Today’s awards include:

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