Membership Messages

West Virginia and Maryland Member Update June 6, 2019

CHECK IT OUT:  Fahe’s Lending Directory

Katy Stigers’sReport on Issues Facing Rural Housing

Registration Opening SOON! Annual Meeting & Rural Initiatives Member Conference                         – Sept. 9-12 ~ Hilton Knoxville

NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

New Program from South ArtsCross-Sector Impact Grants, very competitive program, supporting recipients up to $15K –  Eligible projects will feature “Arts and…” for example: and the military; and aging; and community revitalization, etc. to establish relationships between an individual artist/arts organization and an area of community impact. Informational Webinar Wed. June 19, 2pm. watch social media (Facebook; Twitter) for more info. Full guidelines HERE

NEW from ARCRegister Now for Free Webinar & Grant-Writing Workshops – 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. If interested, register for a free webinar or grant-writing workshop to learn more. 

Grant-Writing Workshop:  June 6 in Johnson City, TN

Application Open NOW: 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. 

ARCAppalachia Leadership Institutea training opportunity for community leaders who currently live and/or work in Appalachia. It’s an extensive nine-month program running from October–July and includes skill-building seminars, best practice reviews, and field visits during six separate sessions across the Region. Read more HERE

Fahe Community Lending Services is rolling out a referral program for Members ONLY. Dwain shared this at our Spring Retreat – see HERE for details!

UPCOMING Fahe EVENTS

Wed. June 26 – 11am-3pm – WV Caucus – RCCR Office, Charleston

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

Sept. 9-10, 2019 – Fahe Annual Meeting & Sept. 10-12 Rural Initiatives National Membership Conference ~ Hilton Knoxville

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

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

June 18-20 – Appalachian Education and Workforce Network Conference, Pikeville, Kentucky


NeighborWorks America NTI – Registration is OPEN for the last NTI of the year: New Orleans, LA    Aug 19-23

USDA LINC’s Training and Resource Library

JOB POSTINGS  – Fahe, Member and Partner job postings HERE  Jobs available: MACED, ReFrame Job Board HERE

OF INTEREST?

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

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

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

The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013–2017 American Community Survey, also known as “The Chartbook.” contains over 300,000 data points about Appalachia’s socioeconomic experience, and examines data change over recent years to show trends.

WV Community Development HUB –  #NewStoryWV – Telling a New Story about WV starting today – Read about it HERE

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