Eastern Kentucky Funding Opportunities

Turn your idea into a reality

“An idea without funding is a hallucination.” Representative Hal Rogers

Let’s position your community to support digital economies

We have partnered with the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) to launch a new program for communities to identify and win federal funding to support digital economies.

Types of funding for Eastern Kentucky

There are different types of funding opportunities you can use to get money for your project or program.

Grants & Loans

You’re given money to use for a specific purpose.

Seed Capital

Investment firms will provide funds to help your business grow.

Subsidies

You get funds from the government on select services based on location.

Tax Incentives & Credits

You can be credited funds on your tax returns.

Zones

You’re eligible for preferential tax treatment based on where you live.

Current funding opportunities you can apply for

Browse an updated list of all the the types of funding opportunities available right now. Find the funding opportunity that’s the best fit for your idea or need. You can start with the two most applied for funding opportunities in our region.

AML Pilot Program Grant

Apply for funds through the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot Program Grant.

ARC’s POWER Initiative

Apply for funds through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Initiative.

Broadband & Last Mile Funding

See the complete list of broadband funding opportunities and how to win them.

The Grants 101 Playbook for
Eastern Kentucky

The Grants 101 Playbook is full of helpful checklists, expert tips and tricks, and practical information you can use to start your grant application process today.

How to Apply for Funding Opportunities

Step 1: Get to know your funding organization

Seek grant organizations and funding opportunities that align with the goals, outcomes, and mission of the project you need funded. You can reach out to points of contact at grantors to further determine if they’re a good fit. Ask for tips or directions for applying for grants.

AMLER

Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization
James Cable
james.cable@ky.gov
606-594-4534

ARC

Appalachian Regional Commission
Scott Sharp
scott.sharp@ky.gov
502-892-3476

EDA

U.S. Economic Development Administration
Bertha Partin
bpartin@eda.gov
404-987-2887

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Anna Roaden
anna.roaden@ky.gov
502-564-2081

FCC

Federal Communications Commission
1-888-225-5322

HUD

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
502-582-5251

NTIA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration
202-482-2000

SBA

Small Business Administration
Robert Coffey
robert.coffey@sba.gov
502-276-6877

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture
Traci Vaught, Acting State Director
Traci.Vaught@usda.gov
859-224-7300

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