Membership Messages

Tennessee and Alabama Member Update July 11, 2019

Registration is Open– Fahe Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Member Conference (free with Annual Mtg. registration) – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Ave.

REMINDER – Fahe Annual Renewals are due on Mon. July 15!


From ARC – ARC is currently seeking proposals to conduct research and provide guidance regarding public transportation in the Appalachian Region. This project will help ARC better understand the extent to which existing public transportation services are adequately creating or enhancing access in the Region, particularly in rural areas. Read the Request for Proposals, due on or before COB July 12.

The U.S. Department of Labor is making $29 million available via the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative to implement innovative approaches to provide enhanced training and support for dislocated workers. Applications are due July 15, 2019 and must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

HAC has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to administer the Citizens Institute on Rural Design (CIRD). ) Request for Applications is live! It is now posted on the HAC website and will be open until July 22nd

$85 Million Available for Pre-Apprenticeship Programs for Young People (YouthBuild) – if you are interested in applying, especially if this is your first time, we have an offer of help to coach and review your application, please email Jackie or Vonda. Applications are due August 6, 2019 4 p.m. ET

ARC is currently seeking proposals from eligible organizations to partner on a new high school entrepreneurship summer program. The program will provide comprehensive entrepreneurial training and supportive services to selected high school students who will be seniors during the 2020–2021 academic year. Read the Request for Proposals, which must be submitted by close of business on our newly extended deadline of September 6, 2019.

HUD – (NOFA) posted: FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability. The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT


Mon., July 2211am-Noon Member Connection Call712-770-4886 Access Code: 429695#

Sept. 9-10, 2019 – Fahe Annual Meeting & Sept. 10-12 Rural Housing Summit ~ Hilton Knoxville

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the Appalachian Housing Needs Webinar on May 1, you can watch it HERE


Wed., July 17 3:00-4:00 PMLISC Webinar: Navigating Community Development – Harnessing Comparative Advantages to Create Strategic Partnerships. Join Bob Zdenek and Dee Walsh as they discuss their new book, Navigating Community DevelopmentRegister Now

Tues. July 30 10-10:30 am – Fahe’s Insurance Broker, Scott Insurance is offering a FREE Webinar: Navigating the Changing Insurance Market focused on unique insurance considerations for Affordable Housing organizations.

Online Self-Guided Training from NWA – Fahe has purchased unlimited access to 22 training courses, registration (free of charge to Fahe Members). You can register through Sept. 30 and have 60 days in which to complete the course and tests. Contact Jackie for registration info.

August 6-8 HAC Section 502 packaging training.For experienced participants to assist potential borrowers and work with RD staff, other nonprofits and regional intermediaries to deliver successful Section 502 loan packages. East Lansing, MI. For more information, contact HAC staff, 404-892-4824.

NeighborWorks America NTI –New Orleans, LA    Aug 19-23


THDA Program Reports, Maps & Data HERE , Public Notice and Comment

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Comments on 2020 Allocation Plans will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 29. All written comments must be submitted using the AHFA 2020 Plan Comment form available at

 Help Community Heroes Purchase a Home – New Program! Community Heroes, in partnership with FHLB-Atlanta helps law enforcement officers, public school educators, firefighters, and other first responders purchase a home.  Learn more HERE

JOB POSTINGS  – Fahe, Member (HomeSource has a new Carpenter posting) and Partner job postings HERE       Jobs available: MACED, Rural LISC/RCAC: HERE  ReFrame Job Board HERE


CHECK IT OUT:  Fahe’s Lending Directory

Katy Stigers’ Report on Issues Facing Rural Housing

Questions or to express interest in Fahe Strategic Programs?  Please email Tyler Johnson

Resources from Previous Webinars/Spring/Annual Meetings can be found HERE

This is YOUR Caucus Newsletter – if you have items you’d like to share, Email Jackie