Past EventsGrant of the Month Club

Planning Grants: Getting the Capacity to Build Your Capacity

By February 29, 2024July 11th, 2024No Comments

Thursday, February 29th, 11AM-1PM

In this session of the “Grant of the Month Club,” we talked about why planning and flexible grants are such a good fit for many rural communities across the country. Planning grants are typically sought to give groups the capacity to develop new projects. The outcome of a planning grant is a structured plan of action, product, program design, or solution. 

In the first hour of this event, we discussed planning grants, which funding opportunities support this work, and how to develop a competitive application.

In the second hour, we allowed time for networking and conversation from groups in the region who are applying, or considering applying for this type of grant. Education Fund presented their ongoing work to expand access to federal funding for rural communities. They are working to build a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. Through grassroots organizing and federal advocacy support, they’re helping make sure rural leaders have the tools they need.

This event is part of the ReImagine Appalachia Grant of the Month Club Series, an ongoing series which aims to share information on a funding streams and resources that we believe are of particular interest to rural communities, communities facing energy transition or deindustrialization, historically disinvested communities, and/or Appalachian communities.


Potential sources for technical assistance: 

And one more resource:

Map from Blue Green Alliance to learn if you’re in an energy community or qualify for other special consideration.