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Allegany County Office of Planning Hosts ‘Grants Day’ on March 12

BELMONT – Allegany County local governments, government sub-agencies, universities, school districts, and not-for-profit entities are invited to attend ‘Grants Day,’ a learning event designed to provide more information about available grant opportunities and the grant application process, on Tuesday, March 12.

The Allegany County Office of Planning will host this event at the Crossroads Center in Belmont, which will feature representatives from Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board and Rotella Grant Management.

Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board will provide general information on Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grants available for projects beginning in 2020. The ARC Area Development Grant Program annually supports local projects, with grants of up to $150,000 each, that demonstrate positive impacts in the areas of economic opportunities, ready workforce, critical infrastructure, natural and cultural assets, and leadership and community capacity. The 10 a.m. ‘Grants Day’ session will provide a general overview of the ARC Area Development Grant Program, Southern Tier West’s role in administering the program, federal and state funding priorities, application timeline, and details related to developing an eligible project and strong grant proposal.

Rotella Grant Management, one of Allegany County’s grant writing partners, will also host a seminar on the Grant Writing Process and Grant Applications specifically tailored for town and village governments; this two hour session will be available at both 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

The ‘Grants Day’ schedule can be found below:

10 AM – Noon: Appalachian Regional Commission Grants Information Session, hosted by Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board

1 – 3 PM: Grant Process & Grant Application Seminar for Towns & Villages, hosted by Rotella Grant Management

4 – 6PM: Grant Process & Grant Application Seminar for Towns & Villages, hosted by Rotella Grant Management

To RSVP for one or more sessions, or if you have additional questions, please contact Michelle at the Allegany County Office of Planning at 585-268-7153.