Earlier this month, Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) announced a federal grant of $100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board for expanding its administrative capacity to manage federal funding.
“This funding will enable the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board to provide specialized assistance to communities in our region, helping them navigate the complexities of grant applications and ensuring the efficient administration of grant awards,” said Congressman Langworthy. “By leveraging federal resources, we can drive economic growth, foster resilience, and allow our communities to thrive.”
The grant aims to expand the technical assistance services provided by the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board and will concentrate on communities in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and USDA Rural Development funding.
This grant will facilitate the creation and start-up of a new program to provide specialized technical assistance to local governments for grant applications and administration of grant awards from federal funding sources, outreach services, region-wide analysis and assessment of communities to determine which local governments are ready for grant applications, and creation of tools to assist with grant administration.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian region.