Program Participation


The application round is now CLOSED.

If funded for future rounds, ACC will provide application information and other resources on this webpage. To learn about the projects that have been selected in our 2024 Opportunity Appalachia cycle, please visit here.

Lead State Partners

For questions about the application, please contact the partner in your state, noted below:

Kentucky Dwain Neeley
Vice President of Community Lending at Fahe:
North Carolina Christine Laucher
Strategic Partnership Manager at Mountain BizWorks
Ohio Katy Farber
Vice President at OhioSE:

Victoria Hirschberg
Assistant Vice President of Research, Outreach and Economic Development at University of Tennessee
Virginia Vickie Ratliff
Opportunity SWVA Project Lead at University of Virginia at Wise:
West Virginia Ray Moeller
Economic Redevelopment Specialist at the Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University


To learn more about the Opportunity Appalachia program, please attend a session.

Program Launch Webinar Recording

Opportunity Appalachia hosted a webinar on January 18 to launch Opportunity Appalachia 2024. The webinar will feature Gayle Manchin, Federal co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tom Barkin, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and a welcome from Donna Gambrell, President & CEO of Appalachian Community Capital.

Kentucky Outreach Meeting

March 12, 2024, 1:30-3:00 PM EST

Governor Andy Beshear opened the program

View the Overview Slide Deck

North Carolina Outreach Meeting

February 8, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM

Jim McClesky, Director of the NC Washington Office, opened the program

View the Overview Slide Deck

Ohio Outreach Meeting

February 27, 2024, 2:00-3:30 PM EST

John Carey, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia opened the program

View Full Slide Deck

Tennessee Outreach Meeting

March 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Virtual Q&A Session

In-Person Meeting at Pellissippi State Community College in Friendsville, TN

March 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

View the Full Slide Deck

Virginia Outreach Meeting

March 7, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST

Virtual Meeting

Download the Overview Slide Deck

Passcode: Gv?Xx&6v

West Virginia Outreach Meeting

March 14, 2024 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST

Virtual Session Registration

February 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

In-Person Meeting

ARC Governor’s Alternate Jennifer Ferrell opened the program.