Leadership Kentucky Foundation, Inc. Receives $500,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission

Press Release - 05/10/2019

Leadership Kentucky Foundation, Inc. Receives $500,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Leadership Kentucky Foundation, Inc. The federal funds will contribute to the INSPIRE Kentucky project, which will provide leadership training to more than 80 participants from 54 counties over the course of a 5-month program.

“Great leaders are always looking for opportunities to grow, so I’m so pleased to see these resources dedicated to building the next generation of leaders in Eastern Kentucky,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “This program will connect participants with valuable mentorships and provide them with a deeper understanding of both the challenges and opportunities that exist in their communities. I look forward to seeing these rising stars forge new relationships and hone their unique talents.”

The program will build upon the partnerships that non-profit organization Leadership Kentucky has with local leadership programs, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, Sharing Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), associated ARC projects and other programs.

In additional to the ARC funding, local sources will contribute $125,000 to the program.

About the Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.

About the Department for Local Government

ARC Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. To learn more about grant opportunities available through DLG, visit dlg.ky.gov.

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