Spring Applications for RIA Grants
Spring applications for RIA state grants for the Basic, Economic and Planning programs must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Go to https://ria.sc.gov/grants/ for more information about eligibility and program requirements.
Planning Education Classes schedule for 2024
Each local government is responsible for arranging 3-hours of continuing education training each year for their staff, planning, zoning, and architectural review officials. In addition, all new board members and staff members must take six hours of orientation training within one year of their appointment or hire date.
The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) offers continuing education and orientation classes during the year. For more information on registering for upcoming classes go to the Training link on our website or contract Jennifer Vissage (email@example.com).
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
The Appalachian Regional Commission and SC Dept of Commerce will be accepting applications for projects in the spring of 2023.
ARC Applications requests are due November 22, 2022 and full applications will be due February 1, 2023 (By Invitation Only).
SC Dept. of Commerce applications requests are due Mid March 2023 and full applications due in Mid April. Contact the Grants Department for more information and assistance with preparing requests.
SC Brownfield Site Testing Program funding opportunity
ACOG will be helping with the implementation of the SC Brownfields Environmental Site Testing (BEST) program to fund environmental assessments of brownfield sites across the state of South Carolina. Approximately $164,000 will be available in the Appalachian Region to fund assessments through September 2024. ACOG will help coordinate identification of sites to be considered. The Catawba Regional Council of Governments will act as the administrator of the assessment program. They will procure an Environmental Consultant that will conduct assessments selected for funding under the BEST program. For more information contact Jill Francisco at 864.241.4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15th
Please join the Appalachian Council of Governments Ombudsman Program in bringing awareness to our community with a free event to celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!
Gaffney Senior Center
499 W. Rutledge Ave.
Gaffney, SC 29341
Wednesday, June 15th
ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs
ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students
2020 Annual Report
The 2020 Annual Report has been released
ARC Seeks Applicants for Appalachian Teaching Project
ARC is seeking proposals from colleges and universities across the Appalachian Region to participate in the Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP). As part of the ATP, each participating institution offers at least one for-credit course in which students address the question of how to support community economic development to help build a sustainable future in Appalachia.